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Isaac Foote Dortch
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Capt. Isaac Foote Dortch (1883-1932). He was a Navy Captain who was awarded a Navy Cross for actions during World War 1. Born in Gadsden, Alabama. Graduated from the US Naval Academy in 1905. He commanded USS Warrington (DD-30) in 1915 and during WW1, commanded USS Wadsworth (DD-60); he also fitted out and commissioned USS Talbot (DD-114). For distinguished service while commanding Wadsworth and Talbot, he was awarded the Navy Cross. Captain Dortch served as naval attaché in Argentina and Chile during 1922-25 and died while on active duty on 4 June 1932 in San Francisco, CA. The destroyer USS Dortch (DD-670) was named in his honor. Reference: Wikipedia. Isaac Foote Dortch
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