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Adm Thomas Andrew Ahroon
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Birth: May 3, 1907
Baltimore
Baltimore City
Maryland, USA
Death: Jan. 26, 1972
Colorado Springs
El Paso County
Colorado, USA

US Naval Academy, Class of 1928, #9202


Commander Thomas [Andrew] Ahroon, U.S. Navy

Commander Thomas Ahroon took over the "hot seat" in an emergency relieving Comdr. Southerland who had just been seriously burned. He commanded the repairing of the damage from the Kamikaze hit and the handling of the wounded with skill and coolness and in short order had the Lex back in excellent fighting trim. His firm devotion to duty and outstanding leadership while performing two key tasks - Air Officer and Executive Officer - won for him a permanent assignment as Exec. and the Legion of Merit. "Typhoon" Ahroon was with the Lexington for 14 months and is remembered as one of her most colorful figures and capable officers. His "Crystal Ball" and his battle cry "habba habba" which reduced launching and landing times by precious minutes are proud Lexington traditions. Commander Ahroon received a promotion to Captain on 24 September 1945 and was relieved by Commander E. O. Wagner to take a post in Washington, D.C.

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  Louise Gale Fentress Ahroon (1920 - 1995)*
 
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Note: TMSI [27754] Buried: 1/29/1972 / Source: City of Colo Spgs online cemetery data, 03/01/09
 
Burial:
Evergreen Cemetery
Colorado Springs
El Paso County
Colorado, USA
Plot: Block 00224 000178 - 0000SW
 
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Originally Created by: Mariah, Joe & Connie
Record added: Mar 01, 2009
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