Jeremiah DENTON

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American politician, World Wars & Contemporary Wars

AmericanBorn Jeremiah Andrew DENTON

Rear Admiral and Naval Aviator in the United States Navy, and United States Senator from the state of Alabama

Born on July 15, 1924 in Mobile, Alabama, USA , United States

Died on March 28, 2014 in Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA

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The oldest of three brothers, Denton was the son of Jeremiah, Sr. and Irene (Steele) Denton.

Denton attended McGill Institute and Spring Hill College in Mobile, Alabama. In June 1943, he entered the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, and graduated three years later in the accelerated Class of 1947. His 34-year naval career included service on a variety of ships and on aircraft, including airships (blimps). His principal field of endeavor was naval operations. He also served as a test pilot, flight instructor, and commanding officer of an attack squadron flying the A-6 Intruder.


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