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Arleigh Burke

US Admiral

Died when: 94 years 74 days (1130 months)
Star Sign: Libra


Arleigh Burke

Arleigh Albert Burke (October 19, 1901 – January 1, 1996) was an admiral of the United States Navy who distinguished himself during World War II and the Korean War, and who served as Chief of Naval Operations during the Eisenhower and Kennedy administrations.

USS Arleigh Burke (DDG-51), the lead ship of its class of Aegis-equipped guided missile destroyers, was commissioned in Burke's honor in 1991.

The honor of naming a vessel after a living figure was only the fourth time it had been bestowed since 1861.

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