George B. Clegg III – Commander, United States Navy

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From a contemporary press report

George B. Clegg III, 78, of Stonington, Connecticut, a retired Navy Commander and a veteran of three wars, died Tuesday (June 19, 2001) in Lawrence & Memorial Hospitals, New London, Connecticut.

He was the husband of Aileen (Snider) Clegg. They were married for 54 years. Born in Warwick, he was a son of the late George B. Clegg Jr. and Mary (Sullivan) Clegg.

Commander Clegg entered the submarine service after his graduation from the U.S. Naval Academy, Class of 1946, and was a veteran of World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. During the late 1950s, he was a commanding officer of Division 101 in New London.

He was the Navy's first submarine missile officer. After retiring from the Navy in 1967, he worked for Boeing on its Apollo moon missions, and later, for Northrop Corp. and TRW Inc., retiring in 1983.

Besides his wife, he leaves three sons, Peter Clegg of Washington, D.C., John Clegg of Tulsa, Okla., and Douglas Clegg of Jersey City, N.J.; a daughter, Muffie Clegg of Stonington; a sister, Helen E. Delaney of Narragansett; and a granddaughter.

The funeral will be held July 13, 2001, at 9 a.m. in Old Post Chapel in Fort Myer, Virginia. Burial with full military honors will be in Arlington National Cemetery.

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