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navy officer.

Walter Kenneth Kilpatrick, American navy officer. Awarded Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit with two stars; Nicaragua, World War, Haitian, Yangtze, Atlantic Area campaign medals.


Kilpatrick, Walter Kenneth was born on October 29, 1887 in New York City. Son of Walter Fisher and Margaret Humphrey (Holmes) Kilpatrick.


Bachelor of Science, United States Naval Academy, 1908. Naval War College, 1922-1923. Army War College, 1927-1928.


Promoted from midshipman, 1908. Through grades to rear admiral, 1942. Served in Asiatic, Atlantic and Pacific fleets.

Commanded United States Ship Doyen, Hatfield, Bushnell, Chester. On duty with Navy Department Boston, New York, Hawaii, San Francisco. Flag secretary Asiatic fleet.

Chief of staff, 14th Naval District, 12th Naval District Western Sea Frontier, Atlantic Fleet.


Married Ethel Studley, November 30, 1925.

Walter Fisher Kilpatrick

Margaret Humphrey (Holmes) Kilpatrick

Ethel Studley