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naval officer.

William Dodge Sample, American naval officer. Awarded Legion of Merit with two Gold Stars; Commendation Ribbon, Purple Heart. Club: Army and Navy Country (Washington).

Background

Sample, William Dodge was born on March 9, 1898 in Buffalo, New York, United States. Son of Brig. General (retired United States of America) William Roderick and Elizabeth (McCullough) Sample.

Education

Grammer school, Spokane and Seattle, Washington, Chicago, Illinois, St. Louis, Missouri, Alaska and Philippine Islands, 1904-1911. Lowel High School, San Franciseo, 1912-1914. New Mexico Military Institute, Roswell, New Mexico, 1914-1915.

Bachelor of Science, United States Naval Academy, 1918.

Career

1 daughter, Carolyn. Midshipman, United States Navy, 1915. Commissioned ensign, 1918, and advanced through the grades to rear admiral, 1943. Naval aviator, 1923; Executive officer, Naval Air Station, Pensacola, 1941-1942.

Commanding officer, 10th fleet, 1943-1944. Commanding officer, United States Ship Intrepid, 1944. Commanding officer, United States Ship Hornet, 1944.

Commander carrier div. 27, 1944-1945; commander carrier div.

Membership

Club: Army and Navy Country (Washington).

Connections

Married Mary Lee Lamar, April.

father:
Brig. General (retired United States of America) William Roderick Sample

mother:
Elizabeth (McCullough) Sample

spouse:
Mary Lee Lamar