Edward W. Creecy – Midshipman, United States Navy

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Mr. Creecy, whose family came from Louisiana, was appointed to the Naval Academy by President Lincoln in 1863.  He presented a letter of recommendation that had been signed by Jefferson Davis.  Mr. Lincoln smiled and said the Navy needed more men from that part of the country.

NOTE:  Mr. Creecy's son, Richard B. Creecy, Lieutenant Colonel, United States Marine Corps, killed his wife with a hatchet in 1930 in a Washington, D.C. hotel.  He then committed suicide by shooting himself in the head with a revolver.  The Colonel is buried nearby in Arlington National Cemetery.

CREECY, EDWARD W
MIDSHIPMAN US NAVY SA

  • DATE OF DEATH: 02/26/1932
  • BURIED AT: SECTION 7  SITE 8010
    ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

CREECY, IGNATIS N WID OF CREECY, EDWARD W

  • DATE OF DEATH: 03/20/1935
  • BURIED AT: SECTION 7  SITE 8010
    ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

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