Edward Harris Pierce, USN

Born  3 Mar 1899Ashtabula, Ohio
Died  5 Aug 1962(63)

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23 Jun 1938 Lt.Cdr.
1 Jan 1942 T/Cdr.
30 Jun 1942 Cdr.
1 Apr 1943 T/Capt.


  Legion of Merit

Warship Commands listed for Edward Harris Pierce, USN

USS Gleaves (DD 423)Lt.Cdr.Destroyer14 Jun 194026 May 1942
USS Alabama (BB 60)T/Capt.Battleship26 Nov 194512 Aug 1946

Career information

Born in Ashtabula Ohio Graduated from Annapolis in 1922. Masters degree in engineering from Yale 1942-45 between commands of the Gleaves and Alabama was the operations officer on the staff of the commander of the Atlantic Fleet.

Awarded the Legion of Merit while on Adm. King` staff for helping plan the invasion of North Africa.

Married to Emily Luce of Portsmouth NH both buried in Arlington National Cementary. He had 4 daughters and 22 grandchildren

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