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Fleet Admiral
William Halsey Jr.
Birth name William Frederick Halsey Jr.
Nickname(s) “Bull” Halsey (in the press)
“Bill” (to his family, friends, and Navy colleagues)
Born (1882-10-30)October 30, 1882
Elizabeth, New Jersey
Died August 16, 1959(1959-08-16) (aged 76)
Fishers Island, New York
Place of Burial Arlington National Cemetery
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch  United States Navy
Years of service 1904–1959[1]
Rank Fleet Admiral
Commands held USS Flusser
USS Shaw
USS Wickes
USS Dale
USS Saratoga
NAS Pensacola
Carrier Division 2
Task Force 16
South Pacific Area
United States Third Fleet
Battles/wars World War I

First Battle of the Atlantic

World War II

Marshalls-Gilberts raids
Doolittle Raid
Guadalcanal Campaign
Solomon Islands Campaign
Operation Cartwheel

New Georgia Campaign
Bougainville Campaign

Battle of Leyte Gulf

Awards Navy Cross
Navy Distinguished Service Medal
Army Distinguished Service Medal
Presidential Unit Citation
Mexican Service Medal
World War I Victory Medal
American Defense Service Medal
Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal
World War II Victory Medal

There are no extraordinary men… just extraordinary circumstances that ordinary men are forced to deal with.
William Halsey
If you want to go anywhere in modern war, in the air, on the sea, on the land, you must have command of the air.
William Halsey
I never trust a fighting man who doesnt smoke or drink.