Randal Euesta Dees
Rear Admiral, United States Navy
Courtesy of Russell C. Jacobs, August 2007
Randal Euesta Dees (1893-1972)
Born on October 8, 1893 in Crystal Springs, Mississippi.
B.S. from Mississippi College in 1912. Commissioned from Annapolis in 1917.
Commanding Officer of the Flusser and Sharkey October 1920-September 1922. Aide to the Naval Governor of Guam July 1929-July 1931. Instructor at Annapolis June 1936-June 1939. Commanding Officer of the Winslow 1939-1941. Staff Officer at the Naval War College June 1941-June 1943. Commanding Officer of the Pensacola 1943-1944. Staff officer with Commander Service Force, Pacific Fleet June 1944-May 1946.
Rear Admiral upon retirement in July 1949. Decorations included the Silver Star and two Legions of Merit.
Died on July 25, 1972.
Posted: 4 August 2007