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Chester William Nimitz
Birth: Feb. 24, 1885
Fredericksburg
Gillespie County
Texas, USA
Death: Feb. 20, 1966
San Francisco
San Francisco County
California, USA

United States Navy Fleet Admiral. Born in Fredericksburg, Texas, he was accepted into the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland in 1901 and graduated in 1905. On December 31, 1941, he was appointed Commander-In-Chief in the Pacific (CinCPac). In 1944 he was promoted to the grade of Fleet Admiral. During the war he commanded more than two million men and thousands of ships and airplanes. He accepted the surrender of Japan, on board the Battleship Missouri in Tokyo Bay. Soon after, he was sworn in as Chief of Naval Operations. As a five-star admiral he was always on duty, but soon moved to the San Francisco area and lived in semi-retirement. He died on February 20, 1966 in San Francisco. He was the last surviving five-star admiral. He received medals from many allied countries for his outstanding leadership in World War II. The Library at the Naval Academy was named after him, and the aircraft carrier "USS Nimitz" was commissioned on May 3, 1975, in honor of him, by President Gerald Ford. (bio by: Roderick Lawson) 
 
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 Parents:
  Chester Bernard Nimitz (1855 - 1884)
  Anna Henke Nimitz (1864 - 1925)
 
 Spouse:
  Catherine Freeman Nimitz (1892 - 1979)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Golden Gate National Cemetery
San Bruno
San Mateo County
California, USA
Plot: C-1, 1
GPS (lat/lon): 37.63327, -122.43303
 
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Record added: Jan 01, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 2153
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One of the most honorable man of our time!! Thank you sir for serving our country so well! You will always be remembered!! Glad you are a Texan as am I! RIP & God Bless!!
- Garlene Frazier
 Added: Jun. 21, 2014

- Nate Ellis
 Added: May. 28, 2014
We salute and honor our nation's heroes on Memorial Day. We thank Admiral Nimitz for his service and sacrifice for our country! God Bless him and his family.
- Spitfire
 Added: May. 27, 2014
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