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Emmett, Robert R. M.

Emmett, Robert R. M.


 
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Robert R. M. Emmett lived in Rye and served in WWI. We are currently working on his biography. If you would like to help please Contat Us.
Branch of Service: U.S. Navy

Veteran Code: WWI-81


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Name: Robert Rutherford Emmett Birth Place: New Rochelle, New York Birth Date: 27 Jan 1888 Service Start Date: 14 Mar 1917 Service Start Age: 29

Robert Rutherford Morris Emmet
DATE OF BIRTH: January 27, 1888
HOME OF RECORD: Rye, New York

Robert Emmet graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, Class of 1908. He retired as a U.S. Navy Rear Admiral.

AWARDS BY DATE OF ACTION: 1 of 2




Navy Cross

AWARDED FOR ACTIONS DURING World War I
Service: Navy
Division: U.S.S. Canonicus

GENERAL ORDERS: CITATION:

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Navy Cross to Lieutenant Commander Robert Rutherford Morris Emmet, United States Navy, for distinguished service in the line of his profession as Executive Officer of the U.S.S. CANONICUS, engaged in laying mine barrage in North Sea during World War I.




Navy Distinguished Service Medal

AWARDED FOR ACTIONS DURING World War II
Service: Navy
Division: Western Naval Task Force

GENERAL ORDERS: CITATION:

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Navy Distinguished Service Medal to Captain Robert Rutherford Morris Emmet, United States Navy, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, as Commander of the Center Attack Group of the Western Naval Task Force in the landing operations in North Africa in November 1942. Captain Emmet was assigned the duty of capturing the town of Fedala and an important airfield nearby and skillfully conducted all unites under his command to their stations for the attack on the town in complete darkness on 7 November. In the early morning of 8 November, he landed troops and equipment in Fedala, and in the face of persistent fire, the Center Attack Group captured the shore batteries. By early afternoon, all organized hostile resistance in the vicinity had ceased.


Admiral Robert Emmet Served in Two Wars

Services and burial for Rear Adm Robert R M Emmet 89 who helped plan the logistics for the invasion of North Africa in World War II will be at Arlington National Cemetery Monday Adm Emmet who was en route from his home in Miami Beach to the Naval Hospital in Bethesda Md for treatment of a heart ailment died Wednesday at the Kees-ler Air Force Base Medical Center in Mississippi His plane stopped at Biloxi Miss after he suffered another heart attack in flight He was born in New Rochelle NY and was a 1908 graduate of the United States Naval Academy in Anapolis Md He served with distinction in two world wars Adm Emmet is survived by his wife the former Beulah Hepburn three sons Robert Barton and John two daughters and 12 grandchildren. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/74411111/obituary...
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