Oscar C. Badger

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Birthday
26, 1890
Birthplace
Washington, DC
Death Date
Nov 30, 1958 (68)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
26, 1890
Birthplace
Washington, DC
Death Date
Nov 30, 1958 (68)

About

U.S. Navy officer who served in both World Wars and earned the Medal of Honor after the 1914 Battle of Veracruz, Mexico.

Before Fame

He belonged to a group of 500 marines who waded ashore in Mexico to force out General Victoriano Huerta.

Trivia

He served in World War I with a destroyer force in Europe. In World War II, he commanded the battleship USS North Carolina before rising to the rank of Assistant Chief of Naval Operations.

Family Life

He was born in Washington, D.C., and his father, Charles J. Badger, was also an admiral.

Associated With

Aubrey Fitch was another Navy admiral who commanded fleets during World War II.