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Reifsnider, Lawrence Fairfax (1897-1956)


Photograph of Lawrence Reifsnider

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Reifsnider was a submariner who received the Navy Cross for his service in command of O-5 in European waters during the First World War. He served as aide to Louis Nulton when the latter served as Superintendent of the Naval Academy in the late 1920s. In 1930, Reifsnider's twin sister was murdered by her husband, a Marine colonel, who then committed suicide.

Reifsnider commanded amphibious forces at Guadalcanal, Emirau, the Marianas, and Okinawa.

Service record

1897-11-26     

Born
1917
Lieutenant commander      Commander, SS O-5
1930

Commander, Groome
1940-11-1     
Captain     
Naval mission, Colombia

U.S. Navy. Via ibiblio.org

1943-7
Commodore
Commander, Amphibian Group, South Pacific
1944-6
Rear admiral      Commander, Amphibian Group 4
1946-5-14

Dies

References

Arlington National Cemetary Website (accessed 2011-3-13)

MilitaryTimes.com (accessed 2011-3-13)

Pettibone (2006)



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