Oscar Charles Badger II – Admiral, United States Navy

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Admiral, U.S. Navy.

Badger graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1911. He participated in the 1914 Veracruz landings, served with the destroyer force in European waters during World War I.

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Following the war, he served as gunnery officer on various ships and had duty with the Bureau of Ordnance.

In 1941 he took command of USS North Carolina and in 1942, after promotion to Rear Admiral, was Commander Destroyers Atlantic Fleet and subsequently Assistant Chief of Naval Operations for Logistics Plans. In February 1944 he became Commander Service Squadrons South Pacific and in October Commander Battleship Division 7.

Following World War II, he commanded the Eleventh Naval District and the Eastern Sea Frontier and was Commander Naval Forces Western Pacific.


Born in Washington, D.C. on June 26, 1890, he received the Medal of Honor while serving as an Ensign at Vera Cruz, Mexico, on April 21-22, 1914.

He died on November 30, 1958 and was buried in Section 2 of Arlington National Cemetery.

He was the grandson of Commodore Oscar C. Badger, and the son of  Admiral Charles J. Badger.


BADGER, OSCAR CHARLES

Rank and organization: Ensign, U.S. Navy. Born: 26 June 1890, Washington, D.C. Accredited to: District of Columbia. G.O.No.: 177, 4 December 1915. Other Navy Award: Navy Cross. Citation: For distinguished conduct in battle, engagements of Vera Cruz, 21 and 22 April 1914. Ensign Badger was in both days' fighting at the head of his company, and was eminent and conspicuous in his conduct, leading his men with skill and courage.

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BADGER, OSCAR CHARLES

  • United States Navy
  • DATE OF BIRTH: 06/26/1890
  • DATE OF DEATH: 11/30/1958
  • BURIED AT: SECTION 2  SITE 3758
  • ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

BADGER, ISABELLE A

  • DATE OF BIRTH: 09/19/1895
  • DATE OF DEATH: 12/14/1980
  • BURIED AT: SECTION 2  SITE 3758
  • ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

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