From a contemporary press report
Raymond F. DuBois, a retired Navy Rear Admiral and a highly decorated submarine officer in World WarII, died at Bethesda Medical Center, Maryland. He was 76 years old and lived in McLean, Virginia. The family said he died of a cerebral hemorrhage.
Admiral DuBois was born at Naugatuck, Connecticut, and gradudated from the United States Naval Academy in 1938. He served on battleship Tennessee before attending submarine school, New London, Connecticut. He saw service on several submarines during World War II, including a tour as Executive Officer of the USS Flasher, which was credited with sinking more enemy tonnage than any other American submarine.
He received the Silver Star for “conspicuous gallantry” during Flasher's first sortie against Japanese surface naval forces in the Pacific, and Flasher received a Presidential Unit Citation commending “personal valor and superb seamanship of her officers and men.”
He is survived by wife, former Doris Heimkamp; a son, two daughters, and three grandchildren. (June 5, 1915-May 28, 1992). He was buried June 5, 1992 in Section 65, Grave 634.
DuBOIS, ANNABELLA WALLING
On Thursday, December 14, 2000, of McLean, Virginia. Beloved wife of the late Rear Admiral Raymond F. DuBois; devoted mother of Raymond F. DuBois, Jr., D'Anne DuBois and Margalee DuBois Becker. Also survived by six grandchildren. Services will be held at the Old Post Chapel Fort Myer on Friday, December 22, at 3 p.m. Interment Arlington National Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy in her memory may be made to the U.S. Naval Academy Foundation, Class of 1938 Fund, P.O. 64978, Baltimore, Maryland 21298-8522.
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