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DeWitt C. E. Hamberger
Rear Admiral, United States Navy
DeWitt C. E. Hamberger was the son of William F. Hemberger, Lieutenant Commander, United States Navy, and a receipient of the Medal of Honor.  Commander Hanberger is also buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

Admiral Hamberger was the receipient of two Navy Crosses for bravery in World War II.


HAMBERGER, DEWITT C.E.
(First Award)
Citation:

The Navy Cross is presented to DeWitt C.E. Hamberger, Commander, U.S. Navy, for extraordinary heroism and distinguished service in the line of his profession as Commanding Officer of the U.S.S. CONVERSE (DD-509) during an engagement with Japanese naval forces at Empress Augusta Bay, off Bougainville, Solomon Islands, on the night of 1 - 2 November 1943.

With his Task Force engaging a Japanese surface force of superior fire power, Commander Hamberger sought out and engaged six Japanese warships, pressing home vigorous and unrelenting attacks. He hurled the full fighting strength of his ship against the enemy and, by his inspiring leadership and skilled combat tactics, evoked the indomitable fighting spirit which enabled his officers and men to contribute materially to the sinking of four ships and the serious damaging of two others, thereby aiding in the establishment of our beachhead on Bougainville Island.

Commander Hamberger's inspiring leadership and the valiant devotion to duty of his command contributed in large measure to the outstanding success of these vital missions and reflect great credit upon the United States Naval Service.

HAMBERGER, DEWITT C.E.
(Second Award)
Synopsis:

The Navy Cross (First Gold Star) is presented to DeWitt C.E. Hamberger, Commander, U.S. Navy, for extraordinary heroism in action on November 24 and 25, 1943, while serving as Commanding Officer of the U.S.S. Converse in the Solomon Islands. His conduct throughout was in keeping with the highest traditions of the Navy of the United States.



TINCY HAMBERGE R Tincy Hamberger died, March 7, 2007 at Indian River Estates Medical Wing. She had been a resident of I.R.E. for approximately 10 years.

Tincy was born October 21, 1906 in Washington, D.C. Her father was William Henry Albers of Washington D.C.; her mother was Anna Morhart of Middleport, Ohio. She was active, worldwide, in moral Rearmanent Association (now initiatives of change) and developed friends in many countries through her participation in international peace keeping events.

Mrs. Hamberger was the wife of Rear Admiral DeWitt C.E. Hamberger one of the most decorated hero's of the war in the Pacific. Admiral Hamberger served with destroyer Squadron 23. He died in 1974 and Tincy Hamberger took care of him for the last ten years of his life. Admiral Hamburger's father was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for his duty during the Boxer Rebellion in China.

Tincy will be buried with her husband in Arlington National Cemetery at a future date. A Memorial Service will be held at Indian River Estates on Friday, March 16, 2006 at 1:30 p.m. Rev. William Mead, Chaplain at I.R.E. will officiate assisted by Rev. William Earman, her nephew and Rev. Robert Stull of Trinity Episcopal Church. "Tincy" was predeceased by her two sisters, Elizabeth Earman of Vero Beach, FL, and Louise Frost of Norfolk, Va. She is survived by a huge family of nieces and nephews and friends. She believed that the "KINGDOM OF GOD IS WITHIN YOU" and her request was that everyone should recognize this great truth. She was, and is, AT PEACE. In lieu of flowers she requests that donations be made to "Christian FM Radio Station" 6767 20th Street, Vero Beach, FL 32966, in her memory.


HAMBERGER, DEWITT C E
RADM   US NAVY
DATE OF BIRTH: 04/02/1903
DATE OF DEATH: 07/01/1974
BURIED AT: SECTION 6  SITE 9164 ES
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

HAMBERGER, HENRIETTA A
DATE OF BIRTH: 10/21/1906
DATE OF DEATH: 03/07/2007
BURIED AT: SECTION 6  SITE 9164 ES
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
WIFE OF HAMBERGER, DEWITT C E
RADM   US NAVY

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Posted: 2 December 2007
Navy Cross - 2 awards