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Edward W. Creecy
Midshipman, United States Navy
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Mr. Creecy, whose family came from Louisiana, was appointed to the Naval Academy by President Lincoln in 1863.  He presented a letter of recommendation that had been signed by Jefferson Davis.  Mr. Lincoln smiled and said the Navy needed more men from that part of the country.

NOTE:  Mr. Creecy's son, Richard B. Creecy, Lieutenant Colonel, United States Marine Corps, killed his wife with a hatchet in 1930 in a Washington, D.C. hotel.  He then committed suicide by shooting himself in the head with a revolver.  The Colonel is buried nearby in Arlington National Cemetery.


CREECY, EDWARD W 
 MIDSHIPMAN US NAVY SA 
 DATE OF DEATH: 02/26/1932 
 BURIED AT: SECTION 7  SITE 8010 
 ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

CREECY, IGNATIS N WID OF CREECY, EDWARD W
DATE OF DEATH: 03/20/1935
BURIED AT: SECTION 7  SITE 8010
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY


Posted: 3 August 2007
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