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Adm Eli T Reich
Birth: Mar. 20, 1913
Death: Nov. 30, 1999

Navy Cross Citation

Awarded for actions during the World War II

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Navy Cross to Commander Eli Thomas Reich, United States Navy, for extraordinary heroism in the line of his profession as Commanding Officer of the U.S.S. SEALION (SS-315), on the FIRST War Patrol of that submarine during the period 8 June 1944 to 21 July 1944, in enemy controlled waters of the East China Sea. Commander Reich skillfully penetrated strong enemy escort screens and launched smashing torpedo attacks which resulted in the sinking of enemy ships totaling over 19,000 tons. In addition, a well-conducted gun attack destroyed a 100-ton enemy sampan. He skillfully evaded serious damage by depth-charging and through his experience and sound judgment Commander Reich brought his ship safely back to port. His conduct throughout was an inspiration to his officers and men and in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

General Orders: Bureau of Naval Personnel Information Bulletin No. 335 (February 1945)

Action Date: June 8 - July 21, 1944

Service: Navy

Rank: Commander

Company: Commanding Officer

Division: U.S.S. Sealion (SS-315)
 
 
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 Spouse:
  Anne Jacqueline Hurley Reich (1914 - 2001)*
 
*Calculated relationship

VADM, US NAVY
 
Burial:
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Plot: 30, 0, 950-A
 
Imported from: US Veteran's Affairs
Record added: Feb 26, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 1110711
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Remembering you and your family today. Thank you for your service. May you rest in peace.
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