|Birth: ||Nov. 24, 1935|
|Death: ||Dec. 21, 1998|
Charles Reynolds McGrail of San Antonio,Bexar,Texas, born in Illinois was married to Barbara McGrail nee Fowler. Deceased children of Charles was also Charles Reynolds born 27 November 1960 died November 1961.
Charles parents Charles McGrail born 8 May 1905 died 14 Jan 1978, Louise McGrail nee Holohan born 24 December 1906 died April 2003.
Grandparents Frank J and Lucy McGrail nee Hazelton.
Admiral McGrail retired from the U.S. Navy in 1991 after 33 years of service. In his last assignment, he was the Assistant Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Naval Warfare. He prepared appraisals and developed requirements for naval weapons and systems across the range of naval operations. He also headed teams of flag officers who developed master plans for system requirements in the areas of air superiority and air defense;sea control and strike warfare; command, control, communications, and intelligence; and warfare modeling and simulation.
From 1985 to 1987, Admiral McGrail was Commander of Carrier Group One, Battle Group Echo, aboard the U.S.S. Ranger during several deployments in the Far East.
In his prior assignments, Admiral McGrail served as Director of Aircraft Carrier and Air Station Programs Division (OP-55) and as Director of the Aviation Plans and Requirements Division (OP-50) on the staff of the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Air Warfare.
From 1981 to 1984, Admiral McGrail commanded the helicopter carrier U.S.S. Tripoli, flagship for the Commander of Amphibious Force One, and then the U.S.S. Midway, flagship for the Commander of Task Force 70 and Task Force 77, which was home-ported at Yokosuka, Japan.
During the 1970s, Admiral McGrail commanded fighter squadrons aboard the U.S.S. Constellation and at Miramar Naval Air Station. He also served as Assistant Chief for Operations and Plans to the Commander of Task Force 70 and Task Force 77, the Seventh Fleet's carrier strike force from 1977 to 1980.
Admiral McGrail spent most of his early career as a fighter pilot flying from carriers deployed to the western Pacific during the Vietnam war. He also served as a project pilot at the Naval Missile Center, as a flight commander with the U.S. Air Force, and at U.S. Military Assistance Command, Vietnam, where he was involved in planning U.S. air operations throughout Southeast Asia.
Admiral McGrail received a B.S. degree in Engineering in 1957 from the U.S. Naval Academy.
Charles decorations include the Distingushed Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal and Navy Commendation Medal, as well as various unit awards, campaign ribbons and foreign medals.
Charles R McGrail (1905 - 1978)
Louise Holahan McGrail (1906 - 2003)
Charles Reynolds McGrail (1960 - 1961)*
Note: RADM US NAVY; VIETNAM
Arlington National Cemetery
Plot: Sec: 4, Site: 6006-LH
Created by: John C. Anderson
Record added: Mar 06, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 49254660