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Thomas Macy Shock
Rear Admiral, United States Navy
ADMIRAL THOMAS M. SHOCK, 70; HEADED GUADALCANAL BASE

NEWPORT, Rhode Island, October 4, 1962 – Rear Admiral Thomas M. Shock, U.S.N. (retired), who commanded the cruiser Chester and later the Guadalcanal Naval Base in World War II, died at his home here today.  He was 70 years old.

Admiral Shock was graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1913 and served aboard destroyers at Brest, France in World War I.

He was on the staff of the Naval War College when he retired in 1947.  He then served for a time as administrative assistant to the president of Sidney Blumenthal & Company, Inc, New York textile manufacturers.

Among his decorations were the Army’s Distinguished Service Medal and the Legion of Merit.

A funeral service will be held here Monday and burial will be in Arlington National Cemetery.


SHOCK, THOMAS MACY
R/ADM, USN
DATE OF BIRTH: 05/16/1892
DATE OF DEATH: 10/04/1962
BURIED AT: SECTION I  SITE 495-D
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

SHOCK, EELYN PRIDDY W/O THOMAS M
DATE OF BIRTH: 04/09/1896
DATE OF DEATH: 01/29/1956
BURIED AT: SECTION 1  SITE 495-C
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
 
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Posted: 1 December 2007
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