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William Herman "Bill" Brockman, Jr
Birth: Nov. 18, 1904
Baltimore City
Maryland, USA
Death: Feb. 2, 1979
Boca Raton
Palm Beach County
Florida, USA

United States Navy Rear Admiral. He enlisted in the Naval Reserve in 1922 and was appointed to the Annapolis Naval Academy a year later, he graduated from the Academy in 1927 and then attended Submarine School in New London. Lieutenant Commander Brockman was placed in command of the USS Nautilus SS-168. For his actions at the Battle of Midway in June of 1942 he was awarded the Navy Cross and two Gold Stars earning the crew of the USS Nautilus the Presidential Unit Citation. Brockman was placed on the Roll of Honor at the Submarine Base, Pearl Harbor. His wartime total was 8 ships sunk for a total of 29,500 tons. After his command of the Nautilus in the Pacific he spent a year in the Atlantic Fleet and was the Atlantic Submarine Division Commander from September of 1944 to December of 1945. He received a promotion to the rank of Captain in March of 1945. He commanded the USS Cahaba AO-82 intil February of 1946 and then served in the Seventh Fleet and Navy headquarters staff positions until his retirement in November of 1947. He was promoted to the rank of Rear Admiral upon his retirement. (bio by: Dave Jones) 
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  VanNetta S Brockman (1909 - 1977)*
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Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Plot: Section 11, Site 454-2
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Dave Jones
Record added: Apr 12, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 18899792
William Herman Bill Brockman, Jr
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William Herman Bill Brockman, Jr
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William Herman Bill Brockman, Jr
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Thank you, Admiral for your lifetime of leadership and service to our country while serving United States Navy. May you rest in peace, sir.
- Daniel Moran
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