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VADM Thomas Leigh Gatch

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VADM Thomas Leigh Gatch Veteran

Birth
Salem, Marion County, Oregon, USA
Death
16 Dec 1954 (aged 63)
San Diego, San Diego County, California, USA
Burial
San Diego, San Diego County, California, USA Add to Map
Plot
Section OSA Lot 159
Memorial ID
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VADM Thomas Leigh Gatch was the first Commander of the Battleship USS South Dakota. He was a fighting Commander and always insisted he would place his men in harm's way. He trained and placed practical policies that ensured mission accomplishment as well as his men's welfare. Every former sailor who served under VADM Gatch always had the admiration and the trust of his men.
VADM Thomas Leigh Gatch was the first Commander of the Battleship USS South Dakota. He was a fighting Commander and always insisted he would place his men in harm's way. He trained and placed practical policies that ensured mission accomplishment as well as his men's welfare. Every former sailor who served under VADM Gatch always had the admiration and the trust of his men.


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