ADMIRAL LEO L. PACE
PHILADELPHIA – September 26, 1963 – Rear Admiral Leo L. Pace, who was aboard the first American submarine to enter the Japanese Sea during World War II, died Tuesday at Philadelphia Naval Hospital. He was 65 years old.
Admiral Pace, a native of Guide Rock, Nebraska, received the Legion of Merit from President Franklin D. Roosevelt. He was graduated from the Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland, in 1921, and spent his entire naval career aboard submarines.
LEGION OF MERIT: Captain Leo Leander Pace, for action as Commander of a Submarine Division and later a squadron during which he organized and directed the component elements for attacks against the Japanese fleet.
PACE, LEO LEANDER
- R/ADM U.S.N.
- DATE OF BIRTH: 08/21/1898
- DATE OF DEATH: 09/24/1963
- BURIED AT: SECTION 34 SITE 160-A
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
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