Edmund Tyler Wooldridge - Annapolis MD
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe
N 38° 59.311 W 076° 29.401
18S E 370952 N 4316558
Quick Description: US Navy Four Star Admiral. During World War II he commanded the battleship New Jersey in the Iwo Jima and Okinawa campaigns and in the first naval raid on Tokyo. Represented the Joint Chiefs of Staff on the National Security Council.
Location: Maryland, United States
Date Posted: 7/9/2020 4:07:40 PM
Waymark Code: WM12T0C
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Long Description:
He is buried in the United States Naval Academy Cemetery in Section 9.
Description:
From Find A Grave: US Navy Four Star Admiral. Wooldridge graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1920. Following tours with submarines based in New London, Connecticut and the Panama Canal Zone he served as an instructor at the naval academy. During World War II he commanded the battleship New Jersey in the Iwo Jima and Okinawa campaigns and in the first naval raid on Tokyo. Earlier in the war he served with the Atlantic Fleet and in the Navy Department. For a year after the war, Wooldridge commanded the occupation forces in northeastern Japan. Then he was named as the assistant chief of naval operation post in Washington. He left Washington for tours with the Atlantic Fleet, then returned to become commandant of the National War College. He held that post from 1955 to 1958 and on April 6, 1954 he was promoted to full Four Star Admiral. Wooldridge was also assistant chief of naval operations after the war and represented the Joint Chiefs of Staff on the National Security Council. He received 15 decoration including the Distinguished Service Cross for his wartime service. He retired in 1961.


Date of birth: 1/5/1897

Date of death: 12/15/1968

Area of notoriety: Military

Marker Type: Monument

Setting: Outdoor

Fee required?: No

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