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Donald Bradford Beary, American naval officer. Awarded Navy Cross, Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit with Gold Star, Bronze Star Medal, campaign badges, Mexico, Nicaragua, China. Member of the United States Naval Institute.


Beary, Donald Bradford was born on December 4, 1888 in Helena, Montana, United States. Son of Lorenzo Dow and Melinda (Ervin) Beary.


Bachelor of Arts, United States Naval Academy, 1910. Master of Science, Columbia University, 1917. Graduated from Nava War College, 1937.


March 1953); 1 daughter, Alice Ervin. Married second, Mary Louise Robnett, 1955. Commissioned past midshipman, United States Navy, 1910.

Advanced through grades to vice admiral, October 16, 1948. Commander of destroyer, World War I, transport div. Commandant, Naval Operating Base, Iceland.

Commander Fleet Operational Training Command, Atlantic Fleet. Commander Service Squadron Six, Pacific Fleet, World World War II. President The Naval War College, retired October 1, 1950.

Commandant 12th Naval District. Commander Western Sea Frontier.


Member of the United States Naval Institute.


Married Alice Lovett Keene, January 15, 1919 (deceased.; married second, Mary Louise Robnett, 1955.

Lorenzo Dow Beary

Melinda (Ervin) Beary

Alice Lovett Keene

Mary Louise Robnett