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Memorial Admiral Richard Evelyn Byrd

The memorial to Admiral Richard Evelyn Byrd stands for Arlington National Cemetery.
Admiral Richard Evelyn Byrd was an American explorer who became famous through his expeditions to the Arctic and Antarctic. He was active in World War I as well as in World War II.
Richard Evelyn Byrd died on 11 march 1957, age 68 and he is buried at Arlington National Cemetery.

He received a number of awards:
Medal of Honor
Navy Cross
Distinguished Service Medal
Distinguished Flying Cross
Legion of Merit
Congressional Gold Medal.

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