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VADM William Alexander Glassford
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Birth: Jun. 6, 1886
Death: Jul. 30, 1958

US Navy WORLD WAR II
Vice Admiral William A. Glassford Jr. RET U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, Class of 1906
Hometown: Phoenix Arizona
Ship: USS Dorado (SS-248)
Service # 2659959
Awards: Navy Distinguished Service Medal Awarded for actions during the World War II Date of death: July 30, 1958


William Glassford graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, Class of 1906. He retired as a U.S. Navy Vice Admiral.

CITATION
The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Navy Distinguished Service Medal to Rear Admiral William A. Glassford, Jr., United States Navy, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States as head of a mission of grave importance at Dakar, French West Africa during World War II. By his intelligent and tactful direction of negotiations with the representatives of France, he was able to pave the way for close and effective operations at sea in that important area. His profound understanding and judicious conduct of an undertaking of far-reaching significance were decisive factors in the successful accomplishment of a strategic mission.
General Orders: Bureau of Naval Personnel Information Bulletin No. 315 (June 1943)
Rank: Rear Admiral service: Navy

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Page 766 HISTORY OF JASPER COUNTY.
JOHN K. GLASSFORD
Their children are William A., Ann Eliza, and four not living. His son is in the signal service of the United States.

 
 
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 Parents:
  William A Glassford (1853 - 1931)
  Allie Davis Glassford (1858 - 1937)
 
 Spouses:
  Eleanor Phelps Glassford (1887 - 1919)
  Henrietta Sherwood Glassford (1909 - 1993)*
 
 Children:
  Eleanor Glassford Gibson (1911 - 1983)*
  William Alexander Glassford (1913 - 2006)*
 
 Sibling:
  Pelham Davis Glassford (1883 - 1959)*
  William Alexander Glassford (1886 - 1958)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: VICE ADM USN
 
Burial:
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Plot: Section 1, Site 514
 
Created by: John C. Anderson
Record added: Mar 05, 2010
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VADM William Alexander Glassford
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VADM William Alexander Glassford
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- bob tarte
 Added: Mar. 26, 2017

- Carolee McGill-Barker
 Added: Jul. 16, 2016
Thank you for your service in preserving our country's freedom. I will honor you in the only way that I can . . . by remembering you always. May you rest in peace.
- Charles A. Lewis
 Added: Feb. 5, 2011
 
 
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