Thomas Macy Shock
Rear Admiral, United States Navy
THOMAS M. SHOCK, 70; HEADED GUADALCANAL BASE
NEWPORT, Rhode Island, October 4, 1962 – Rear Admiral Thomas M. Shock, U.S.N. (retired), who commanded the cruiser Chester and later the Guadalcanal Naval Base in World War II, died at his home here today. He was 70 years old.
Admiral Shock was graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1913 and served aboard destroyers at Brest, France in World War I.
He was on the staff of the Naval War College when he retired in 1947. He then served for a time as administrative assistant to the president of Sidney Blumenthal & Company, Inc, New York textile manufacturers.
Among his decorations were the Army’s Distinguished Service Medal and the Legion of Merit.
A funeral service will be held here Monday
and burial will be in Arlington National Cemetery.
SHOCK, EELYN PRIDDY W/O THOMAS M
Posted: 1 December 2007