Harold Page Smith

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Harold Page Smith
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Harold Page Smith
Born (1904-02-17)February 17, 1904[1]
Grand Bay, Alabama, U.S.
Died January 4, 1993( 1993-01-04) (aged 88)[2]
Virginia Beach, Virginia, U.S.
Allegiance  United States of America
Service/branch United States Department of the Navy Seal.svg United States Navy
Years of service 1924–1965
Rank US-O10 insignia.svg Admiral
Battles/wars World War II
Cold War
Awards Navy Cross
Navy Distinguished Service Medal
Legion of Merit (2)

Admiral Harold Page Smith was a United States Navy four star admiral who served as Commander in Chief, U.S. Naval Forces Europe/Commander in Chief, U.S. Naval Forces, Eastern Atlantic and Mediterranean (CINCUSNAVEUR/CINCNELM) from 1960 to 1963 and Supreme Allied Commander Atlantic/Commander in Chief, Atlantic Command/Commander in Chief, U.S. Atlantic Fleet (SACLANT/CINCLANT/CINCLANTFLT) from 1963 to 1965.

Military career[edit]

He attended the United States Naval Academy and graduated in its class of 1924. He served aboard the Idaho (BB-42), the Arizona (BB-39), the Nevada (BB-36), the Procyon (AG-11), the Farragut (DD-348), Marblehead (CL-12), the Stewart (DD-224), and the Missouri (BB-63).[3]

References[edit]

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  3. ^ Reminiscences of Admiral Harold Page Smith U. S. Navy (Retired). U. S. Naval Institute. 2014. pp. iii. OCLC 893482491.