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Harry Raymond Thurber, American naval officer. Decorated Distinguished Service Medal, Silver Star Medal, Navy Unit Commendation, World War medal with destroyer clasp; American Defense Service, American Area campaign, Asiatic-Pacific Area campaign (with 7 campaign stars), World World War II Victory, Korean Service, United Nations Service, China Service and Philippine Liberation medals.


Thurber, Harry Raymond was born on October 24, 1895 in Hoquiam, Washington, District of Columbia, United States. Son of Frank L. and Emma Sophia (Brown).


Bachelor of Science, United States Naval Academy, 1918 (class 1919).


Commissioned ensign, United States Navy, 1918, advanced through grades to rear admiral, 1947, retired as v. admiral, 1953. Commanded destroyers, fleet oiler, cruiser, Battleship Division II. Shore duty included staff Naval War College, director Navy Public Relations, staff, strategic plans div.

Commander in Chief United States Fleet and Chief of Naval Operations, Joint Chiefs of Staff coms., staff Commander S. Pacific, Assistant Chief Naval Operations, logistics.


  • Other Work

    • Author: Collarin Cape Cod, and other naval stories.


Member Naval History Foundation, Naval Institute, Phi Kappa Psi. Clubs: Army-Navy (Washington).


Married Caroline Walden Andrews, June 3, 1922. Children: Edythe Walden (wife of Philip H. Thom, Junior.

Frank L. .

Emma Sophia (Brown).

Caroline Walden Andrews

Edythe Walden (wife of Philip H. Thom Thurber

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