William R. Munroe

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William R. Munroe
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Born (1886-04-04)4 April 1886
Died 1 March 1966(1966-03-01) (aged 79)
Buried Fort Rosecrans Cemetery, San Diego, California
Allegiance  United States of America
Service/branch Seal of the United States Department of the Navy.svg United States Navy
Rank US-O9 insignia.svg Vice Admiral
Commands held

World War I
World War II

Awards Distinguished Service Medal
Legion of Merit (2)
Commendation Medal

William Robert Munroe (4 April 1886 – 1 March 1966) was a vice admiral in the United States Navy.

On 1 October 1941, then-Rear Admiral Munroe was the commanding officer of Battleship Division Three in the United States Atlantic Fleet.[1] He was the commandant of the Third Naval District from 31 March 1944 to 6 November 1944.[2] Then, as a vice admiral, Munroe took command of the United States Fourth Fleet.[3]

Munroe was married to Katherine J. Munroe (1894-1979). He died on 1 March 1966, and is buried with his wife at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery in San Diego, California.[4]




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