Rembrandt Cecil Robinson
Rear Admiral, United States Navy
Date of Birth: 10/2/1924
Date of Casualty: 5/8/1972
Home of Record: CLEARFIELD, PENNYLVANIA
Branch of Service: NAVY
Casualty Country: NORTH VIETNAM
First Commanding Officer of the USS CHARLES BERRY was Lieutenant Commander R.C. Robinson, USN. He commanded the ship since its commissioning at Charleston, South Carolina on 25 November 1959, and headed the nucleus crew in Avondale, Louisiana.
The Captain came to USS CHARLES BERRY from duty with the Strategic Plans Division in the office of the Chief of Naval Operations at the Pentagon.
Commissioned during World War II, the Captain saw action in the Pacific with the FIFTH Amphibious Force and later joined the amphibious forces in the Atlantic Fleet, service on five ships. In 1948 he was ordered to the USS ENGLISH (DD-696), serving as her Engineer Officer for nearly 40 months, thirteen of which were in action in Korea.
His first tour of shore duty came in 1952 with the Bureau of Naval Personnel, where he headed the NROTC program. He directed the nation-wide competition for NROTC appointments and was responsible for the direction of many phases of the college training program for regular and reserve officers.
Next he served for two years as Executive Officer of the destroyer USS Walker (DD-517), and then attended the Armed Forces Staff College. He was assigned to the of CNO upon graduation.
Captain Robinson puts on three stripes when he leaves the CHARLES BERRY. He wears the Bronze Star Medal with Combat "V".
Just as our first year ended the Captain was
relieved by LCDR Harrison C. Murray, USN.
GENERAL / PERSONAL
Home Clearfield, Pennsylvania
Birth Date 1924-10-02
Religion Protestant - No Preference
Here To Visit The Admiral's Son's Tribute
WORLD WAR II, KOREA, VIETNAM
DATE OF BIRTH: 10/02/1924
DATE OF DEATH: 05/08/1972
BURIED AT: SECTION MF SITE 30-5
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
Posted: 26 December 2005 Updated: 11 February 2006