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First Name: Robert

Last Name: English


Gender: Male

Branch: Navy (present)


Middle Name: Allen Joseph

Date of Birth: 05 June 1899

Date of Death: 01 August 1969

Rank or Rate: Rear Admiral

Years Served:
Robert Allen Joseph English

•  World War II (1941 - 1945)


Robert Allen Joseph English
Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy

Robert Allen Joseph English was born on 5 June 1899.

English was a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy in the Class of 1922. In 1932 he was detached to serve with Rear Admiral Richard E. Byrd on his Antarctic II Expedition, serving as the Captain of the USS Bear of Oakland.

For his service in 1934 aboard the battleship USS Nevada, he was awarded the Navy's Distinguished Service Medal. At that time this medal superseded the Navy Cross and less than 100 were awarded between its inception in 1919 and the start of World War II in 1941.

During the Second World War he was on General Dwight D. Eisenhower's staff and was awarded the Army Distinguished Service Medal, two Legion of Merit awards and several British and French awards. 
Death and Burial

Rear Admiral Robert Allen Joseph English died of heart failure on 1 August 1969 in La Puente, CA. He is buried at Los Angeles National Cemetery in Los Angeles, CA.

Honoree ID: 2469   Created by: MHOH




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