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Harold Medberry Bemis
Rear Admiral, United States Navy
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From a contemporary press report:

Harold Medberry Bemis was born at Oshkosh, Wisconsin, July 15, 1884. He graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1906, USN, from the  War College, 1934. He married Hazel Haynes, November 20, 1926. 

He was commissioned as Ensign, September 12, 1906, and advanced through the grades to Rear Admiral, January 10, 1941. He retired from active service on reaching the statutory retirement age of 64, August 1, 1946. 

He served as President-Chairman of the Board, Compania Anonima Venezolana Lummus, Caracas, Venezuela, 1947-53. 

He was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal, Victory Medals (WWI and WWII), American Defense and American Campaign Medals, Star of Calderon (Ecuador). He made his home at Washington, D.C. where he died in February 1970.

Admiral Bemis was buried in Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors.



BEMIS, HAROLD MEDBERRY
Rear Admiral, United States Navy
DATE OF BIRTH: 07/15/1884
DATE OF DEATH: 02/16/1970
BURIED AT: SECTION 7  SITE 10050-A
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
Posted: 22 August 2000 Updated: 12 January 2007
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