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    Richard Byrd


    Rear Admiral Richard Evelyn Byrd, Jr., USNwas an American naval officer who specialized in feats of exploration. He was a recipient of the Medal of Honor, the highest honor for valor given by the United States, and was a pioneering American aviator, polar explorer, and organizer of polar logistics. Aircraft flights in which he served as a navigator and expedition leader crossed the Atlantic Ocean, a segment of the Arctic Ocean, and a segment of the Antarctic Plateau. Byrd claimed... (wikipedia)

    • Born in Winchester, VA
    • Died On 3/11/1957

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