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Eugene A. Hemley
Captain, United States Navy
Eugene A. Hemley, Captain, United States Navy (retired) died on Veterans Day, November 11, 2002, at age 84.

He was the beloved husband of Charlotte. Loving father of Philip, Paul, Anne, and Margaret. Devoted grandfather of Elliot, Seth, Benjamin, Charlotte, Max, Scott, Lauren, and Bohdi.

Captain Hemley was a graduate of the United States Naval Academy, class of 1940. He served through World War II and completed seven submarine patrols, being awarded the Silver Star Medal.

Captain Hemley had five sea commands during his thirty year Navy career.

Retired from his business career in 1992 as Executive Director of International Trade Facilitation Council. His motto, from Tennyson, was to strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield and from Theodore Roosevelt, he was the ''Man in the arena. It is not the critic who counts. The credit belongs to the man who is in the arena who strives to do the deeds; who knows the great enthusiasms; who spends himself in a worthy cause; his place shall never be with cold and timid souls who know neither victory or defeat.''

Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, December 10, 2002.


Posted: 14 December 2002 Updated: 7 January 2007
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