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Lawrence George Bernard
File:File:RADM Lawrence G. Bernard.jpg
Born (1914-02-09)February 9, 1914
Died March 29, 1997(1997-03-29) (aged 83)
Place of birth Arpan, South Dakota
Place of death Santa Rosa, California
Buried at Arlington National Cemetery[1]
Allegiance United States
Service/branch United States Department of the Navy Seal.svg United States Navy
Years of service 1937-1971
Rank US-O8 insignia.svg Rear Admiral
Commands held USS R-2 (SS-79)[2]
USS Stickleback (SS-415)[3]
Submarine Flotilla 6 [4]
Submarine Flotilla 1[5]
USS Howard W. Gilmore (AS-16) [6]
Battles/wars World War II
Korean War
Vietnam War
Awards Silver Star Medal ribbon.svg Silver Star
Legion of Merit ribbon.svg Legion of Merit
Bronze Star Medal ribbon.svg Bronze Star
Spouse(s) Katherine Caroline Lenhart[5]
Relations VADM Bernard E. Manseau (Uncle)[5]

Lawrence George Bernard (February 9, 1914 – March 29, 1997), was a submarine commander during World War II who reached the rank of Rear Admiral in the United States Navy.[7] Ensign Bernard graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1937. In 1939 he was instructed in submarine warfare at New London, and in February 1940 was assigned to the USS S-39 (SS-144) as the boat's Communication Officer and later as the Executive Officer. Bernard was awarded the Silver Star and the Bronze Star Medal for his actions in these positions.[8] In May 1944, Lieutenant Commander Bernard took command of the USS R-2 (SS-79), which was attached to the Fleet Sonar School in Key West, Florida. In July 1945 Bernard was promoted to the rank of Commander and took command of the USS Stickleback (SS-415) in October of that year. Admiral Bernard took command of the search for USS Scorpion (SSN-589) on May 29, after she went missing May 22nd, 1968.[9]

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