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Reeves, Joseph Mason "Bull"

Date of birth:
November 20th, 1872 (Tampico/Illinois, United States)
Date of death:
March 25th, 1948 (Bethesda/Maryland, United States)
Buried on:
United States Naval Academy Cemetery
Plot: 7. Grave: 1584-C.
Nationality:
American (1776 - present, Republic)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Admiral
Awarded on:
April 29th, 1946

Royal Decree no. 39. Presented by Jonkheer J. Loudon in Washington on 15 January, 1947
Ridder Grootkruis in de Orde van Oranje Nassau (ON.1)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Admiral
Unit:
Joint Munitions Allocation Committee, U.S. Navy
Awarded on:
June 1946
"For exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services to the Government of the United States as Lend-Lease Liaison Officer for the Navy from March 1941 to December 1945; Senior Military Member of the Munitions Assignments Board and Chairman of the Munitions Assignment Committee (Navy) from 13 February 1942 to 8 November 1945; and Chairman of the Joint Munitions Allocation Committee from 11 January 1944 to 31 December 1945."
Legion of Merit - US Military
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Admiral
Unit:
Joint Munitions Allocation Committee, U.S. Navy
Awarded on:
November 1946
Distinguished Service Medal - Navy/USMC
"For exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States as Navy Department Lend-Lease Liaison Officer from March 1941 to December 1945, Senior Military Member of the Munitions Assignments Board and Chairman of the Munitions Assignment Committee (Navy) from 13 February 1942 to 8 November 1945, and Chairman of the Joint Munitions Allocation Committee from 11 January 1944 to 2 September 1945. In diplomatic relations with the senior military representatives of the United Nations, Admiral Reeves displayed unusual qualities of leadership and rendered invaluable service in carrying out his duties. His skill and initiative in bringing about the harmonious distribution of finished materials to meet the demands of all United Nations Services were essential to the integration of the Allied military organization, and his brilliant analyses of the over-all situation were substantial factors in executing logistic plans in accordance with strategic requirements."

Bureau of Naval Personnel Information Bulletin No. 356
Sampson Medal
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)

Atlantic Fleet clasp
World War I Victory Medal
Ordine della Corona d'Italia - Commendatore
Ordine dei Santi Maurizio e Lazzaro - Commendatore

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