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Frederick Burdett Warder

Date of birth: March 19, 1904
Date of death: February 1, 2000
Place of Birth: West Virginia, Grafton
Home of record: Grafton West Virginia

Frederick Warder graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, Class of 1925. He retired as a U.S. Navy Rear Admiral.

AWARDS AND CITATIONS

Navy Cross

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Awarded for actions during the World War II

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Navy Cross to Lieutenant Commander Frederick Burdett Warder, United States Navy, for extraordinary heroism in the line of his profession as Commanding Officer of the U.S.S. SEAWOLF (SS-197), during the FOURTH War Patrol of that submarine during the period 25 February 1942 to 1 April 1942, in enemy controlled waters near the coast of Java. In extremely shallow and narrow waters where very strong currents exist off the coast of Java, Lieutenant Commander Warder attacked and sank a Japanese destroyer and one large transport which were part of a heavy screened force. Off Christmas Islands, Netherlands East Indies, he made repeated attacks on enemy light cruisers which were heavily screened by destroyers, sinking one cruiser and heavily damaging two others, one of which probably sank. All attacks were followed up to short ranges in the face of active enemy opposition, and after each attack his submarine was the target of heavy, prolonged, depth-charge counter-attacks by the enemy. Through his experience and sound judgment Lieutenant Commander Warder brought his ship through unscathed. His conduct throughout was an inspiration to his officers and men and in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

General Orders: Bureau of Naval Personnel Information Bulletin No. 302 (May 1942)

Action Date: February 25 - April 1, 1942

Service: Navy

Rank: Lieutenant Commander

Company: Commanding Officer

Division: U.S.S. Seawolf (SS-197)

Navy Cross

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Awarded for actions during the World War II

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting a Gold Star in lieu of a Second Award of the Navy Cross to Lieutenant Commander Frederick Burdett Warder, United States Navy, for extraordinary heroism in the line of his profession as Commanding Officer of the U.S.S. SEAWOLF (SS-197), during the SEVENTH War Patrol of that submarine during the period 7 October 1942 to 1 December 1942, in enemy controlled waters. Taking advantage of every favorable attack with alert skill and courageous efficiency, Lieutenant Commander Warder succeeded in sinking a total of 16,8109 tons of enemy shipping and in severely damaging an additional 5,000 tons. By expert maneuvering he brought his boat safely through without material damage and his crew home without injury or loss of life. Lieutenant Commander Warders conduct throughout was an inspiration to his officers and men, and are in keeping with the highest traditions of the Naval Service.

General Orders: Bureau of Naval Personnel Information Bulletin No. 315 (June 1943)

Action Date: October 7 - December 1, 1942

Service: Navy

Rank: Lieutenant Commander

Company: Commanding Officer

Division: U.S.S. Seawolf (SS-197)

Legion of Merit

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Awarded for actions during the Civil War

(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: Captain Frederick Burdett Warder, United States Navy, was awarded the Legion of Merit for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services to the Government of the United States during World War II.

Action Date: World War II

Service: Navy

Rank: Captain

Legion of Merit

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Awarded for actions during the Civil War

(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: Captain Frederick Burdett Warder, United States Navy, was awarded a Gold Star in lieu of a Second Award of the Legion of Merit for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services to the Government of the United States as Commander Submarine Division 122 from April 1943 to August 1945.

General Orders: Bureau of Naval Personnel Information Bulletin No. 351 (June 1946)

Action Date: April 1943 - August 1944

Service: Navy

Rank: Captain

Legion of Merit

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Awarded for actions during the Civil War

(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: Rear Admiral Frederick Burdett Warder, United States Navy, was awarded a Second Gold Star in lieu of a Third Award of the Legion of Merit for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services to the Government of the United States.

Service: Navy

Rank: Rear Admiral

Legion of Merit

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The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting a Third Gold Star in lieu of a Fourth Award of the Legion of Merit to Rear Admiral Frederick Burdett Warder, United States Navy, for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services to the Government of the United States as Commandant, EIGHTH Naval District, from January 1960 to June 1962. Exercising marked professional skill, organizational ability, tact, and resourcefulness, Rear Admiral Warder succeeded in solving a host of varied and complex problems involving military and civilian policies, thereby enhancing the prestige of the Navy. A dynamic and forceful leader, he expertly welded the various elements of his command into a highly integrated and cohesive unit, which made possible the smooth functioning that provided the most efficient service to the Fleet.

General Orders: All Hands (November 1962)

Action Date: January 1960 - June 1962

Service: Navy

Rank: Rear Admiral