Alexander Sharp, Jr.
Vice Admiral, United States Navy
DATE OF BIRTH: 02/23/1888
DATE OF DEATH: 09/15/1964
DATE OF INTERMENT: 09/17/1964
BURIED AT: SECTION 2 SITE 1151 NH
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
WIFE OF ALEXANDER SHARP, JR - V/ADM USN
SHARP, EDWARD JANIN S/O ALEXANDER JR
Interestingly enough, when I was in high school I lived in Bethesda, Maryland, and worked summers at the Naval Hospital (1970-74), one day while working in the emergency room they brought in an old gentleman who was obviously suffering from dementia among other things. As he sat up on the gurney in the treatment room waiting for the doctor, he kept repeating in a commanding type voice "Admiral Alexander Sharp" followed by, in an informal friendly voice, "Sandy Sharp" (as if by way of introduction), he kept repeating this numerous times while i was there. As a young kid I never forgot that because he seemed so distinguished and otherwise "normal" for his age. When I saw his name listed on your site the memory came right back, then when I saw this 2 weeks ago I just had to pass this on.
I'm now working as a contractor for the Chief of Naval Operations so let me know if you ever need a hand with information. Keep up the great work!
CDR Jim McDonough, Rockville, Maryland
Photos By M. R. Patterson, 23 April 2004