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Fleet Admiral William F. Halsey, Jr.
U. S. Navy (USN)

Background
William Frederick Halsey Jr. was born on October 30, 1882 in Elizabeth, New Jersey. Nicknamed Admiral "Bull" Halsey.

Wartime History
In November 1942 Admiral William Halsey Jr. assumed command of the South Pacific. Admiral Halsey later wrote: "I was particularly fortunate in having Harmon as Commanding General of the Army Forces; his sound advice and wholehearted cooperation in attaining the common goal were outstanding contributions to the joint effort."

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Postwar
On December 11, 1945 Halsey was promoted to the rank of Fleet Admiral, the fourth U. S. Navy officer to achieve the five star rank. The others were: Fleet Admiral Ernest J. King, Fleet Admiral William D. Leahy, Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz.

Memorials
On August 16, 1959 Halsey passed away at age 76. He is buried at Arlington National Cemetery at section 2, grave 1184.

References
FindAGrave - FADM William Frederick “Bull” Halsey Jr. (photo, grave photo)

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