|Birth: ||Dec. 22, 1922|
|Death: ||Nov. 24, 2005|
Vice Admiral Pierre Numa Charbonnet Jr., United States Navy (Retired) died Nov. 24, 2005, at the home of his eldest daughter in Cambridge, Md. He was 86 years old. He was a long-time resident of Fauquier County. He was born Dec. 22, 1919, in San Francisco, Calif., to Dr. Pierre N. Charbonnet of New Orleans, La., and Blanche Rogers Charbonnet of Tulsa, Okla. He attended Cascia Hall School, Tulsa, and the Hotchkiss School in Lakeville, Conn. In 1937, he entered the U. S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md. His commissioning as an ensign on Feb. 7, 1941, began a 41-year career with the U. S. Navy. He retired Sept. 1, 1978. During World War II, he fought in the Pacific Theater. He served on the USS Augusta and USS New Orleans and participated in the Guadalcanal and Okinawa Campaigns. He was designated a naval aviator in March 1944. He served on the aircraft carriers USS Intrepid and USS Forrestal before becoming commanding officer of the USS Coral Sea in 1964. In 1966, Pierre Charbonnet was promoted to rear admiral. From 1971-1974 he served as Commander Fleet Air Mediterranean for the U. S. Sixth Fleet in Naples, Italy. From 1974-1978, he served as Chief of Naval Reserve in New Orleans, La. He was awarded seven Air Medals, three Distinguished Flying Crosses, and the Legion of Merit four times. Admiral and Mrs. Charbonnet retired to their farm in Upperville and their home in Pensacola, Fla. His wife of 63 years, Mary A. Dutton Charbonnet; two daughters, Louise C. McIver and Anne Constance Charbonnet; and one sister, Blanche Charbonnet Liebel, predeceased him. Three daughters and one son survive: Hildegarde C. Leffen of Cambridge, Md., Michelle C. Tompkins of Delaplane, Suzanne C. Benefield of Delaplane, and Pierre N. Charbonnet III of King George. Ten grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren also survive. Dual internment of the ashes of Vice Admiral Charbonnet and Mary Dutton Charbonnet will take place at Arlington National Cemetery at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8. Memorial contributions may be made to the Arthritis Foundation, PO Box 96280, Washington DC 20090; or the American Heart Association, 4400 Bayou Blvd., Pensacola FL 32503.
Note: WORLD WAR II, KOREA, VIETNAM
Arlington National Cemetery
Plot: Sec: 2, Site: 4713.
Created by: Hope
Record added: Feb 13, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 13338969
Fair Winds and Following Seas to the best Admiral I ever served under.|
AOCM Ed Marshall
Added: Feb. 24, 2014