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About Admiral Richard E. Byrd

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Richard E. Byrd
Byrd in 1928
Birth nameRichard Evelyn Byrd Jr.
BornOctober 25, 1888
Winchester, Virginia, U.S.
DiedMarch 11, 1957 (aged 68)
BostonMassachusetts, U.S.
Place of burialArlington National Cemetery
Allegiance United States
Service/branch United States Navy
Years of service1912–1927
Rank Rear Admiral
Battles/warsWorld War I
World War II
AwardsMedal of Honor
Navy Cross
Navy Distinguished Service Medal
Distinguished Flying Cross
Legion of Merit
Congressional Gold Medal
Spouse(s)Marie Donaldson Ames​​(m. 1915)​

Rear Admiral Richard Evelyn Byrd Jr. (October 25, 1888 – March 11, 1957) was an American naval officer and explorer.[1] He was a recipient of the Medal of Honor, the highest honor for valor given by the United States, and was a pioneering American aviator, polar explorer, and organizer of polar logistics. Aircraft flights in which he served as a navigator and expedition leader crossed the Atlantic Ocean, a segment of the Arctic Ocean, and a segment of the Antarctic Plateau. Byrd claimed that his expeditions had been the first to reach both the North Pole and the South Pole by air. His claim to have reached the North Pole is disputed.[2] He is also known for discovering Mount Sidley, the largest dormant volcano in Antarctica.