MILITARY BIOGRAPHY OF ANDREW BILLINGS PADDOCK II
by David A. Paddock
23 December 2005
Andrew Billings Paddock II, born 31 July 1891 in Nyack, New York, was the son of Andrew B. Paddock and Gertrude Haviland, and a nephew of Admiral Luther Guiteau Billings who is also interred in Arlington Cemetery.
He enlisted in the United States Navy at Charleston, South Carolina, in 1917, and received a Reserve commission in 1918.
He served aboard the U.S.S. May in convoy escort duty between New York and Brest, France, during World War I, was awarded the Victory Medal, and was released from active duty in 1920.
He then built a career in corporate management with General Motors and United States Rubber. He also served as a civilian advisor to the Allied Armed Forces in Australia during World War II.
He died 31 January 1953 in Bethesda Naval Hospital, Maryland, leaving his wife Ingegard Anderson Paddock and two sons, Andrew B. Paddock III and David Anders Paddock.
Ingegard was born in Sweden in 1899 and was educated in orthopaedic physical therapy at Uppsala University. She married Andrew in 1930 in Chappaqua, New York. After Andrew’s death, she returned to her profession, and in 1984 married widower Gideon Blom, an old family friend. Widowed again in 1987, Ingegard died 22 November 1999 and is interred with Andrew at Arlington National Cemetery.
PADDOCK, ANDREW BILLINGS
- ENS US NAVY
- WORLD WAR I
- DATE OF BIRTH: 07/31/1891
- DATE OF DEATH: 01/31/1953
- BURIED AT: SECTION 3 SITE 4656-B
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
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