Husband Edward Kimmel - Annapolis MD
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe
N 38° 59.216 W 076° 29.425
18S E 370915 N 4316382
Quick Description: Four Star Admiral in the U.S. Navy. Commander-In-Chief, United States Fleet when Japan attacked Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Location: Maryland, United States
Date Posted: 7/9/2020 5:03:22 AM
Waymark Code: WM12RWG
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Alfouine
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Long Description:
He is buried in the United States Naval Academy Cemetery in Section 2, Plot 243-A
United States Naval Admiral. A 1904 graduate of the Naval Academy, he was wounded in the 1914 occupation of Veracruz, Mexico. Promoted to Rear Admiral in 1937, he was promoted over several senior officers in 1941 to the post of Commander in Chief, U. S. Fleet, with the rank of Admiral, and was the highest ranking naval officer afloat. The highest ranking officer present when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, he was suspended from command ten days later pending investigation. A presidential board of inquiry in 1942 found Kimmel and General Walter C. Short guilty of dereliction of duty, but a naval court of inquiry in 1944 and a congressional investigation in 1946, found no dereliction of duty. No court-martial was held and Husband Kimmel retired in 1942.

Date of birth: 2/26/1882

Date of death: 5/14/1968

Area of notoriety: Military

Marker Type: Monument

Setting: Outdoor

Fee required?: No

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