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First Name: Robert

Last Name: Hanks

Birthplace: UT, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Navy (present)


Middle Name: J.

Date of Birth: 28 June 1923

Date of Death: 08 July 2001

Rank or Rate: Rear Admiral

Years Served:
Robert J. Hanks

•  World War II (1941 - 1945)
•  Korean War (1950 - 1953)
•  Vietnam War (1960 - 1973)


Robert J. Hanks
Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy

Robert J. Hanks was born on 28 June 1923 in Utah.

During World War II, Hanks served in the Pacific on the cruiser USS St. Paul. He flew planes in the Pacific during the Korean War, Commanded the destroyer USS Boyd and Commanded a destroyer squadron in the Pacific during the Vietnam War.

Hanks commanded the U.S. Middle East force in the early 1970s.

Medals and Awards

Legions of Merit
Bronze Star Medal

Death and Burial

Rear Admiral Robert J. Hanks died on 8 July 2001. He is buried at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, VA.

Honoree ID: 2598   Created by: MHOH




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