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Walter F. Boone
Walter F. Boone pictured as a rear admiral
Born (1898-02-14)February 14, 1898
Died March 19, 1995(1995-03-19) (aged 97)
Place of birth Berkeley, California
Place of death Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington D.C.
Allegiance United States
Service/branch United States Navy
Years of service 1917–1960
Rank US-O10 insignia.svg Admiral
Commands held U.S. Naval Forces, Eastern Atlantic and Mediterranean
Superintendent of the United States Naval Academy, others below
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Navy Distinguished Service Medal
Legion of Merit
Silver Star

Walter Frederick Boone (February 14, 1898 – March 19, 1995) was an admiral in the United States Navy. Born in Berkeley, California,[1] Boone joined the Navy in 1917.[2] Participating in World War II, Boone was awarded the Silver Star in 1942 for actions during the Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands. He was later Commander in Chief, U.S. Naval Forces, Eastern Atlantic and Mediterranean from 1956–1958 and U.S. Military Representative, NATO Military Committee from 1958–1960. Boone was also superintendent of the U.S. Naval Academy from August 12, 1954 to March 16, 1956. He retired in 1960. Boone died in 1995 of a heart attack at the age of 97.[3]


Academic offices
Preceded by
C. Turner Joy
Superintendent of United States Naval Academy
Succeeded by
William R. Smedberg III

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