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Adm Maurice H. "Mike" Rindskopf
Birth: Sep. 27, 1917
Queens County
New York, USA
Death: Jul. 27, 2011
Anne Arundel County
Maryland, USA

United States Navy Admiral. A decorated submarine officer, he is remembered for having been the youngest commanding officer in the Navy when he sank 15 Japanese ships during World War II. Raised in Queens, New York, he was educated in private schools before entering the U.S. Naval Academy where he played football and from which he graduated in 1938. Rindskopf was assigned to the U.S.S. Drum (SS-228) in 1941 aboard which he served as weapons officer and was a lieutenant commander in June of 1944 when the commanding officer's illness forced him into the top spot; remaining at his post for the remainder of the conflict he was responsible for the firing of 125 torpedoes and the sinking of at least 15 Japanese vessels. Rindskopf was awarded the Navy Cross for sustained action in the fall of 1944 off the Philippines. Following the war he headed two submarine flotillas, commanded the Navy Submarine School in New London, Connecticut, and upon being promoted to Admiral in 1967 served on the staff of Admiral John McCain at the U.S. Pacific Command. Following his 1972 retirement Rindskopf worked for the Westinghouse Corporation. He died of cancer in a nursing facility; the Admiral's decorations include the Navy Cross, the Silver Star, and the Bronze Star. (bio by: Bob Hufford) 
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  Sylvia Lubow Rindskopf (1918 - 2010)*
  Peter Eric Rindskopf (1942 - 1971)*
*Calculated relationship
Cremated, Ashes scattered at sea.
Specifically: Ashes scattered in the Pacific Ocean from a US Navy submarine.
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Bob Hufford
Record added: Aug 07, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 74536652
Adm Maurice H. Mike Rindskopf
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Adm Maurice H. Mike Rindskopf
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Adm Maurice H. Mike Rindskopf
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- sjm
 Added: Sep. 27, 2016
Admiral, thank you for your lifetime of leadership and service to our country while serving United States Navy. May you rest in peace, sir.
- Daniel Moran
 Added: Jul. 27, 2016

- sjm
 Added: Jul. 27, 2016
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