From the Evening Star
Washington, District of Columbia
Saturday, October 29, 1949
McVAY, CHARLES BUTLER, JR.
On Friday, October 28, 1949, at the Bethesda Naval Medical Center, CHARLES BUTLER McVAY, Jr., Admiral, United States Navy, retired, husband of Edith R. McVay, father of Charles B. McVay, 3rd, Rear Admiral, United States Navy, retired, and grandfather of Charles B. McVay, 4th, and James Wilder McVay.
Services will be held at Fort Myer Chapel on Tuesday, November 1, at 1 p.m. Interment, with full military honors, at Arlington National Cemetery. Please omit flowers.
Charles Butler McVay II graduated from the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland in 1890. While his father was in school, his grandfather (Charles Butler McVay I), showed so much support for the Academy that they made him an honorary graduate with the class of 1890.
Charles Butler McVay II went on to become an Admiral and command the Asiatic Fleet in the early part of the 1900’s.
Charles Butler McVay II (1868 – 1949) was an admiral in the United States Navy during World War I.
In 1907-1909, during the cruise of the Great White Fleet, he commanded the tender, Yankton. Later, in the earlier 1930s, he served as Commander-in-Chief, Asiatic Fleet.
His son, Charles B. McVay, III, was the Commanding Officer of the ill-fated USS Indianapolis.
Michael Robert Patterson was born in Arlington and is the son of a former officer of the US Army. So it was no wonder that sooner or later his interests drew him to American history and especially to American military history. Many of his articles can be found on renowned portals like the New York Times, Washingtonpost or Wikipedia.
Reviewed by: Michael Howard