Fleet Admiral William F. Halsey, Jr.
U.S. Navy (USN)
William Frederick Halsey Jr. was born on October 30, 1882 in Elizabeth, New Jersey. Nicknamed Admiral "Bull" Halsey.
On October 18, 1942 Halsey becomes Commander-in-Chief, South Pacific (COMSOPAC) succeeding Vice Admiral Robert L. Ghormley. 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."
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.
On August 16, 1959 Halsey passed away at age 76. He is buried at Arlington National Cemetery at section 2, grave 1184.
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