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Approved For Release 2007/08/20: CIA-RDP99-00498R000100120087-6 1',.0m mOCl&ale taKe5 ne1m ~tTNaval War eg el, dale -relieved Rear Admiral United States' Joh Pa l J n u ones Huntington. Hardisty as Award for Inspirational. Preside t f h n o t e Naval war Leadership; and receipt of the College in change of command S Daughters of the American ceremonies on the Navy's bir- Revolution Medal of Honor, thday, Oct 13. -. Widely known for his public The Chief of Naval Operations, stand on patriotism and loyalty, Admiral James L Holloway III, he. has been editorialized in spoke at the- 2. Pm ceremony. numerous national publications Vice -Admiral Stockdale. and several of his many public graduated from the US" Naval addresses have been entered into Academy in 1946. During the the Congressional Record. , - next. twenty years,. he served Vice Admiral Stockdale comes successively as a destroyer to the Presidency of the Naval officer, carrier aviator (fighter War College with immediate wing commander. He had more He is accompanied by his wife flight time in the supersonic F-8 Sybil (BA; Mount Holyoke single seat fighter than any man College, MA, Stanford Univer- in the world when he led the sity). They are parents of four initial strikes against North Pons: James, a prep school Vietnam from a carrier deck in teacher and graduate student in the Tonkin Gulf in August 1964. Georgia; Sidney, a high school Shot down and captured teacher and football coach in Colorado, and Stanford and fourteen months later, during his Taylor, fifth and third formers second combat tour in Vietnam, respectively, at the South Kent he spent most of his seven and: School in Connecticut. one-half years of imprisonment Rear Admiral Hardisty in solitary confinement. Despite assumed his present duties on repeated torture and years of April 1 from Vice Admiral Julian d restraint in leg irons and h an cuffs, he maintained- contact with his fellow.:,-Americans by clandestine - means,. setting standards 'and policy for the. prisoners' organization and united resistance. Upon his release in 1973, he was promoted to Rear Admiral and assigned as Commander of the Anti Submarine Warfare Wing of the US Pacific Fleet. He is the most highly decorated officer in the Navy,. wearing 25 personal combat* decorations' including two Distinguished Flying Crosses, ten Air Medals, the Legion of- Merit, - two Distinguished Service Medals,. four Silver. Stars,. two- Purple Hearts, and the Congressional Medal of Honor- Vice. Admiral -Stockdale's civilian education, awards, and recognition -include ? pre-Naval .. Academy study -at . Monmouth College-(he was presented with - heir Distinguished Alumnus Award at the 1977 Com- mencement) ; two :Years (1960- 62) as a ' graduate student at ;Stanford University;, earning. a Master of Arts degree and ;J completing further studies;-' pilot), landing signal officer, test - Past experience as the Director pilot, test pilot instructor, of the Strategy, Plans and Policy graduate student, aircraft Division of the Office of the Chief ..YA, fsm a i*7e.5 /41 Oct. J LeBourgeois, when the latter retired from the Navy. He will become Commander, Naval Forces Philippines and Com- mander, Naval Base, Subic Bay, Republic of the Philippines, in Approved For Release 2007/08/20: CIA-RDP99-00498R000100120087-6