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Matthias Bennett Gardner

Date of death: August 24, 1975
Home of record: State College Pennsylvania

Matthias Gardner graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, Class of 1919. He retired as a U.S. Navy Admiral.

AWARDS AND CITATIONS

Navy Distinguished Service Medal

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Awarded for actions during the World War II

(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: Rear Admiral Matthias Bennett Gardner, United States Navy, was awarded the Navy Distinguished Service Medal for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States during World War II.

Action Date: World War II

Service: Navy

Rank: Rear Admiral

Legion of Merit

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Awarded for actions during the World War II

(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: Rear Admiral Matthias B. Gardner, 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 as Commanding officer of a fast carrier in the western Pacific during World War II.

General Orders: Bureau of Naval Personnel Information Bulletin No. 341 (August 1945)

Action Date: World War II

Service: Navy

Rank: Rear Admiral

Legion of Merit

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Awarded for actions during the Civil War

(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: Rear Admiral Matthias B. Gardner, 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 Assistant Chief of Staff (Plans) to Commander in Chief, United States Fleet, July and August 1945.

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

Action Date: July & August 1945

Service: Navy

Rank: Rear Admiral