William Robert Munroe Edit Profile
Student Baylor University, 1902-1903. Bachelor of Science, United States Naval Academy, 1908. Graduated from Nava War College, 1928.
Doctor of Laws, (honorary), Baylor University, 1943.
1 son, William Robert. Commissioned ensign, United States Navy, 1910, and advanced through the grades to rear admr., January 1941. Commander submarines during World War.
Commander United States Ship Paul Hamilton, 1925-1927. War plans, Navy Department, Washington, 1928-1930. Commanding Substitute Division 11, United States Fleet, 1930-1932.
Naval intelligence Navy Department, 1932-1934. Commanding Destroyer Division 60 and Squadron 20, Battle Force, 1935-1937. Commanding officer United States Ship Mississippi, 1939-1941.
Commander Battleship Division 3, Pacific Fleet, January 1941-March 1943. Commander Gulf Sea Frontier, March 1943-1944. Promoted to vice admiral, assigned command United States 4th Fleet, 1944, retired, October 1947.
Clubs: Army and Navy (Washington).
Married Katherine Barnwell Johnson, April.
Atlantic medal; Distinguished Service Medal, 2 Legion of Merit medals, Army Commendatory Medal. Cruzerio del Sol (Brazil). Brazilian Legion of Merit.
Greek and Paraguayan Legion of Merit medals.