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 William Heald Groverman Jr.

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William Heald Groverman Jr.

Birth
Covington, Kenton County, Kentucky, USA
Death
25 Dec 1996 (aged 87)
Burlingame, San Mateo County, California, USA
Burial
Metairie, Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, USA
Plot
Section D
Memorial ID
112881406 View Source

CEMETERY STATES THEY HAVE NO RECORD OF HIM BURIED AT CEMETERY, YET A MARKER IS LOCATED AT THE CEMETERY PER FAG. THEY SAID THEY WOULD CHECK FURTHER AND NOTIFY ME, STILL WAITING AFTER SEVERAL PHONES CALLS TO THEM.

Rear Admiral William H. Groverman, former commander of the Western Sea Frontier and one of the Navy's leading authorities on anti-submarine warfare, died Christmas Day at Peninsula Hospital in Burlingame. He was 87.
As an expert on the Soviet submarine fleet, Admiral Groverman was instrumental in the design and implementation of many of the Navy's anti-submarine technologies, tactics and procedures. He retired from active duty in 1971 after more than 43 years of naval service.
Born in Covington, Ky., Admiral Groverman was educated at the Peddie School in Hightstown, N.J., and entered the U.S. Naval Academy in 1928.
During World War II, he served with several destroyer commands in both the Pacific and Atlantic fleets, including command of the Philip and DeHaven during several important battles in the Pacific campaign.
While serving on the staff of the Destroyer Command for the U.S. Atlantic Fleet, Admiral Groverman established the Combat Information Center program for destroyers, enabling those ships to establish air control procedures in the Atlantic, a critical component of the Allied War effort.
For his World War II service, Admiral Groverman was awarded numerous medals, decorations and commendations, including two Silver Stars and two Bronze Stars.
In 1950, Admiral Groverman received a commendation from President Harry S. Truman for his work in the development of new submarines and anti-submarine defenses. For his achievements as commander of a destroyer division in Korea, he received a third Bronze Star.
In the late 1950s, Admiral Groverman commanded the flagship of the Sixth Fleet -- the Des Moines from September 1957 until November 1958, after which he established the Undersea Warfare Division of the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations.
He became the first director of the Navy's Anti-Submarine Research and Development Program, reporting to both the chief of naval operations and the secretary of the navy.
He served as commander, Western Sea Frontier, at Treasure Island from 1967 to 1971.
Admiral Groverman was a member of the Bohemian Club and the Pacific Union Club in San Francisco, and the Burlingame Country Club.
He is survived by his wife, Paola Copeland Groverman, of San Mateo. His family requests that donations be made to the U.S. Navy Memorial, 701 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Suite 123, Washington, D.C., 20004-2608

CEMETERY STATES THEY HAVE NO RECORD OF HIM BURIED AT CEMETERY, YET A MARKER IS LOCATED AT THE CEMETERY PER FAG. THEY SAID THEY WOULD CHECK FURTHER AND NOTIFY ME, STILL WAITING AFTER SEVERAL PHONES CALLS TO THEM.

Rear Admiral William H. Groverman, former commander of the Western Sea Frontier and one of the Navy's leading authorities on anti-submarine warfare, died Christmas Day at Peninsula Hospital in Burlingame. He was 87.
As an expert on the Soviet submarine fleet, Admiral Groverman was instrumental in the design and implementation of many of the Navy's anti-submarine technologies, tactics and procedures. He retired from active duty in 1971 after more than 43 years of naval service.
Born in Covington, Ky., Admiral Groverman was educated at the Peddie School in Hightstown, N.J., and entered the U.S. Naval Academy in 1928.
During World War II, he served with several destroyer commands in both the Pacific and Atlantic fleets, including command of the Philip and DeHaven during several important battles in the Pacific campaign.
While serving on the staff of the Destroyer Command for the U.S. Atlantic Fleet, Admiral Groverman established the Combat Information Center program for destroyers, enabling those ships to establish air control procedures in the Atlantic, a critical component of the Allied War effort.
For his World War II service, Admiral Groverman was awarded numerous medals, decorations and commendations, including two Silver Stars and two Bronze Stars.
In 1950, Admiral Groverman received a commendation from President Harry S. Truman for his work in the development of new submarines and anti-submarine defenses. For his achievements as commander of a destroyer division in Korea, he received a third Bronze Star.
In the late 1950s, Admiral Groverman commanded the flagship of the Sixth Fleet -- the Des Moines from September 1957 until November 1958, after which he established the Undersea Warfare Division of the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations.
He became the first director of the Navy's Anti-Submarine Research and Development Program, reporting to both the chief of naval operations and the secretary of the navy.
He served as commander, Western Sea Frontier, at Treasure Island from 1967 to 1971.
Admiral Groverman was a member of the Bohemian Club and the Pacific Union Club in San Francisco, and the Burlingame Country Club.
He is survived by his wife, Paola Copeland Groverman, of San Mateo. His family requests that donations be made to the U.S. Navy Memorial, 701 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Suite 123, Washington, D.C., 20004-2608

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CEMETERY STATES THEY HAVE NO RECORD OF HIM BURIED AT CEMETERY, YET A MARKER IS LOCATED AT THE CEMETERY PER FAG. THEY SAID THEY WOULD CHECK FURTHER AND NOTIFY ME, STILL WAITING AFTER SEVERAL PHONES CALLS TO THEM.


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