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Adm Marcy Mathias Dupre, Jr
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Birth: 1899
Troup
Smith County
Texas, USA
Death: May 9, 1971

US Navy Rear Admiral. Dupre graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1919. He served in World War I as a midshipman in the summers of 1917 and 1918 aboard the U.S.S. New York. In June of 1919 he was assigned to the Battleship U.S.S. Arizona. After two years on the Arizona he was transferred to the Destroyer U.S.S. Ellis serving on her until June of 1922. The following year he returned to the Naval Academy as an instructor in Electrical Engineering and remained at Annapolis until June, 1927. That same month he was re-assigned to the U.S.S. New Mexico. In June of 1930 he was assigned to the United States Naval Observatory in Washington, D.C where he remained until September of 1932 when he was named Assistant Gunnery Officer of the U.S.S. Mississippi. He returned to the Naval Academy and became an instructor in Economics and Government. On June 4, 1938 he was appointed to the command of the U.S.S. Mugford and the following year was made Assistant Operations Officer on the staff of Commander Battle Force, United States Fleet. He remained in that position until he was promoted to Executive Officer in the Department of Mathematics at the United States Naval Academy. In January of 1942 he was ordered to the Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company in Virginia in order to outfit the U.S.S. Indiana which he later served as Executive Officer from April 30, 1942 until January 1, 1943. He next was transferred to duty on the staff of Commander Naval Bases, South Pacific area where he was Commander of Motor Torpedo Boat Squadrons. Seven months later he was made Base Plans Officer on the staff of Commander, South Pacific Area and South Pacific Force. In March of 1944 he was transferred to the Chief of Naval Operations as Head of Pacific Plans Section. After having spent a little over a year in that position he was given command of the Cruiser U.S.S. Columbia. In October of 1945 he was assigned as Commanding Officer of the Destroyer U.S.S. Shields and remained in that position until June 14, 1946. He was next stationed at the Army and Navy Industrial College in Washington, D.C followed as Assistant for Surplus Property and Disposition to the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations. After retirement he became the Superintendent of Jefferson Military College in Washington, Mississippi. 
 
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 Parents:
   M. M. Dupre (1866 - 1925)
  Sallie Belle Dupre (1870 - 1908)
 
 Spouse:
  Marie Josephine Dupre (1899 - 1984)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
United States Naval Academy Cemetery
Annapolis
Anne Arundel County
Maryland, USA
 
Created by: Saratoga
Record added: Jul 27, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 74036883
Adm Marcy Mathias Dupre, Jr
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Adm Marcy Mathias Dupre, Jr
Added by: Charles A. Lewis
 
Adm Marcy Mathias Dupre, Jr
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Thank you for your great service in preserving our country's freedoms. I will honor you in the only way that I can . . . by remembering you always. May you rest in peace knowing that you truly embodied the ideals of "Duty, Honor, Country."
- Charles A. Lewis
 Added: Feb. 12, 2012
 
 
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