13 July, 2008

Admiral Arleigh Burke

Arleigh Albert Burke was an admiral of the United States Navy who distinguished himself during World War II and the Korean War, and who served as Chief of Naval Operations during the Eisenhower administration.

Burke died on 1 January 1996, at National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. He was 94 years old.

1 comment:

Wesley said...

Admiral Burke was named the Pipesmoker of the Year in 1958. The current class of USN destroyers is named for him.