George Pullen Peed, Jr. – Captain, United States Navy

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George Pullen Peed, 78, of Fort Pierce, Florida, died Friday, May 5, 2000. He was a native of Fort Monroe, Virginia. He lived in Fort Pierce since 1974.

Before retirement in 1974 as a Captain, he served in the Navy for 30 years. He served for 10 years in the submarine service.

He served in the Navy aboard the USS Albert W. Grant during World War II. He also served in the Korean War and the Vietnam War. He earned the Bronze Star, Navy Unit Commendation Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, American Defense Service Medal, American Campaign Medal, Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal with Two Stars, World War II Victory Medal, Navy Occupation Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal with One Star, Korean Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal, Philippine Liberation Ribbon with Two Stars, and the Vietnam Service Medal with Two Stars.

He was a member of the Treasure Coast Model Railroad Club and Historical Society, the American Radio Relay League and the Fort Pierce and Vero Beach Amateur Radio Clubs.

He graduated from the Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland, in 1944.

His hobbies included fishing and scuba diving.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Elaine Hutchinson Peed, in 1989.

Survivors include three sons, George P. Peed III of Christmas, Fla., and Brooks Hutchinson Peed and Robert Fleming Peed, both of Fort Pierce; a sister, Emily Beacon and husband J. Patrick of Fort Pierce; and six grandchildren.

A service was held Tuesday at 10 a.m. at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Fort Pierce. Burial will be in Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Treasure Coast, P.O. Box 1748, Fort Pierce, FL 34954-1748.

Note: His father, George Pullen Peed, Colonel, Medical Corps, United States Army, is buried in this same site in Arlington National Cemetery.


  • DATE OF BIRTH: 05/03/1922
  • DATE OF DEATH: 05/05/2000

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