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CMOHS.org - Commander BYRD, RICHARD EVELYN, JR., U.S. Navy

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BYRD, RICHARD EVELYN, JR.

Rank: Commander
Organization: U.S. Navy
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Born: 25 October 1888, Winchester, Va.
Departed: Yes
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Accredited To: Virginia
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BYRD, RICHARD EVELYN, JR. Photo
 
Citation

For distinguishing himself conspicuously by courage and intrepidity at the risk of his life, in demonstrating that it is possible for aircraft to travel in continuous flight from a now inhabited portion of the earth over the North Pole and return.