From a contemporary press report:
William Albert Myers III, 77, a retired Navy Rear Admiral who in the 1980s and early 1990s did defense consulting work for such groups as Kapos Associates of Arlington and Johns Hopkins University's applied physics laboratory, died October 25, 2002, at Inova Alexandria Hospital, Virginia. He had pulmonary fibrosis.
Admiral Myers, an Annandale resident, served in the Navy from 1943 until 1979. He was a veteran of World War II and the wars in Korea and Vietnam.
His other assignments included command of a cruiser-destroyer group; director of the combat weapons systems office for the deputy chief of naval operations surface warfare; and director of energy in the office of the assistant secretary of defense manpower, reserve affairs and logistics.
His final active-duty position was deputy chief of staff for operations and command and control on the staff of the commander in chief of the U.S. Atlantic Fleet in Norfolk.
His military decorations included three awards of the Legion of Merit and the Navy Commendation Medal.
A Philadelphia native, Admiral Myers was a 1949 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis. He also was a graduate of the Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island.
His memberships included the Army Navy Country Club in Arlington and the Army and Navy Club in Washington.
His marriages to Doris Reilly Myers and Marjorie Jones Myers ended in divorce.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Ann Ginter, whom he married in February, of Annandale; and a son from his first marriage, John Stephen Myers of Indian Rocks Beach, Florida.
Another son from his first marriage, Robert Scott Myers, died in 1989.
MYERS, WILLIAM ALBERT III
REAR ADMIRAL, USN (Ret.)
On Friday, October 25, 2002 in Alexandria, VA. He is survived by his wife, Mary Ann Ginter; son John Stephen Myers (Paula).
Funeral services will be held at Ft. Myer Old Post Chapel on Tuesday, November 26 at 9 a.m. Inurnment to follow at Arlington National Cemetery with Full Military Honors.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to United States Navy Memorial Foundation, 701 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W., Suite 123, Washington, D.C. 20004.
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