Moreau, Arthur S. Moreau Jr., Admiral, United States Navy and Commander of NATO forces in southern Europe and U.S. Naval Forces in Europe, died of a heart attack Monday (December 8, 1986) at a military hospital in this southern port city (Naples, Italy). He was 55. His death was announced by a U. S. Navy spokesman in London.
Moreau took command of his posts in November 1985. He headed the largest of the 4 military regions under Allied Command Europe, and his area of responsibility covered Italy, Greece, Turkey, the Black Sea and the Mediterranean. His command included U.S. 6th Fleet, Commander Fleet Air Mediterranean and U.S. Naval Activities, United Kingdom.
From May 1983 to October 1985, he served as Assistant to the Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff. His previous posts included Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Plans, Policy and Operations, and Commander-in-Chief of the U.S. Naval Station at Subic Bay, Philippines.
Moreau was born June 3, 1931, in Mount Rainier, Maryland. He graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1953. He was married with five children.
Peterson said Moreau's body would be returned to the U.S. for a funeral at the Naval Academy and burial at Arlington National Cemetery. The Admial was buried with full military honors in Section 7-A, Grave 78A, Arlington National Cemetery.
ADMIRAL ARTHUR MOREAU IS DEAD; NATO CHIEF IN SOUTH EUROPE
NAPLES, Italy, December 8, 1986 – Admiral Arthur S. Moreau, Jr., the Commander of NATO forces in southern Europe and United States Naval forces in Europe, died of a heart attack today at a military hospital here. He was 55 years old.
Admiral Moreau took command of his posts in November 1985. His area of responsibility covered Italy, Greece, Turkey, the Black Sea and the Mediterranean.
From May 1982 to October 1985, he served as Assistant to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. His previous posts were those of Deputy Chief of Naval Operations and Commander of the Subic Bay Naval Station in the Philippines.
Admiral Moreau was born June 3, 1931 in Mount Ranier, Maryland. He graduated from the Naval Academy in 1953. he survived by his wife and five children.
His son, Steven Matthew Moreau, Lieutenant, United States Navy (March 25, 1957-August 7, 1987, is buried in Section 7-A, grave78-B. Steven died in a Naval aircraft accident.
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