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Son-in law to CMD Arthur Walter Peterson

Birth:
22 Jul 1922 1
Geneva, Alabama 1
Death:
28 Apr 2013 1
San Diego, California 1
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JIM & HELEN 1976
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Young Jim
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Greenwood Mausoleum location for James & Helen Ard: Court of Ascension Crypt 12 Tier A
Jim & Helen
Jim & Helen
Ikebana International Conference, Honolulu, Hawaii April 1995
Commander Jim Ard
Commander Jim Ard
AWARDS, CITATIONS AND CAMPAIGN RIBBONS Top Row-American Campaign Medal-Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal Second Row-World War II Victory Medal-Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)-National Defense Service Medal-Third Row-Korean Service Medal-Unknown-United Nations Service Medal
CATAMOUNT (L-17)
CATAMOUNT (L-17)
AT SOBIC BAY, PHILIPPINES, 1967
USS CATAMOUNT
USS CATAMOUNT
An LCVP bucks in the well of Catamount, during mine clearance operations off North Korea, in 1950. Forrest Royal(DD-872) in background.
USS CATAMOUNT SHOULDER PATCH
USS CATAMOUNT SHOULDER PATCH
USS CATAMOUNT DRAWING
USS CATAMOUNT DRAWING
USS CATAMOUNT PATCH
DETACHMENT DATE 10 JUN 49
DETACHMENT DATE 10 JUN 49
HELEN & JIM WEDDING
HELEN & JIM WEDDING
DETACHMENT PG 2
DETACHMENT PG 2
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USS lsle Royale
USS lsle Royale Crew 1963
USS lsle Royale Crew 1963
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US Naval Institute Certificate
US Naval Institute Certificate
President of the United States of America
President of the United States of America
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ROSTER OF OFFICERS COMMAND IN CHIEF
ROSTER OF OFFICERS COMMAND IN CHIEF
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JIM ARD
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Ensign James H. Ard
Ensign James H. Ard
Presidential Presentation from Harry Truman.

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Birth:
22 Jul 1922 1
Geneva, Alabama 1
Male 1
Death:
28 Apr 2013 1
San Diego, California 1
Burial:
Burial Date: May 2013 1
Burial Place: Greenwood Memorial Park & Mausoleum, Court of Ascension Crypt 12 Tier A with his wife Helen 2
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Birth:
Mother: Annie Margaret Hall 1
Father: Lehron Ard 1
Marriage:
Helen Elaine Peterson 1
Lillian Leigh Hunt 1
05 Oct 1948 1
07 May 1944 1
Norfolk, Isle of Wright, Virginia. 3
Washington DC 1
Spouse Death Date: 02 Sep 1995 1
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Education:
Institution: US Navy Institute 3
To: 25 Apr 1951 3
Education:
Institution: Naval Reserve of US Navy 3
Place: Chicago, Il 3
From: 1941 3
To: 1944 3
Education:
Institution: University of Maryland 1
Institution: Wilson Teachers College 1
Place: Washington DC 1
From: 1945 1
From: 1940 1
To: 1946 1
NAVY SUPPLY CORPS SCHOOL:
GRADUATION: 08 Feb 1949 3
GRADUATION: 1949 3
GRADUATION: 1949 3
PRESENTATION 25 APR 1951:
UNITED STATES NAVAL INSTITUTE 3
Presentation:
1944 3
DETACHMENT DATE:
10 Jun 1949 3
Active duty Midshipman Chicago, Illinois:
July 1943 1
Assigned to General MacArthur's Amphibious Forces:
Leyte Gulf, Philippines, Norfolk, San Diego, Japan, Korea 15 Aug 1950 1
Enlistment in the inactive Naval Reserves:
30 Jun 1942 1
Graduated Ensign:
Sep 1943 1
Retired Commader 30 yrs service:
Sep 1973 1
ROSTER OF OFFICIERS:
COMMANDER IN CHIEF, US NAVAL FORCES: EASTERN ATLANTIC AND MEDITERRANEAN 3
COMMANDER IN CHIEF, US NAVAL FORCES: ASSIGNMENT 1 JUN 1957 3

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U. S. Naval Service Record

Illinois, Virginia, California, Pacific Area

CATAMOUNT (L-17)

He first enlisted June 30, 1942 in the inactive Naval Reserves. Called to active duty July 1943 to Midshipman Class in Chicago, Illinois. Graduated Sep 1943 as Ensign and was assigned to General MacArthur's Group, Amphibious Forces, Leyte Gulf, in the Philippines. He left Norfolk, Virginia on the "Catamount" LSD (Landing Ship Dock) on 15 Aug 1950 called at San Diego en route Kobe, Japan where she embarked marines [fresh out of basic tranining possible my cousin Pvt Jake Lewis also his brother Mgt Sargent Bob Lewis Army Ft Lewis, WA] bound for the invasion of Inchon, Korea. In the landing at Wonsan, Catamount sailed with the important repair and salvage group. It was in November 1950, that Catamount achieved a notable first, when as part of Commander Stephen M. Archer's Task Element 95.69, she became first LSD to take part in minesweeping operations, at Chinnampo, port city of Pyongyang. It was essential that this port be opened so that the advancing U.S. Eighth Army ashore could be supplied by sea, and all types of minesweepers were summoned for the urgent task. Catamount served as tanker and supply ship to this varied fleet, as well as mothering a swarm of LCVP's which were able to sweep waters too shallow for larger ships. He spent 1 1/2 years on the Catamount. 

In December 1950, Catamount took part in the withdrawal of marines and soldiers from Hungnam to Pusan, then returned to Yokosuka, Japan to replenish. She returned to land landing craft at Korean ports through April 1951, when she began duty transporting equipment and supplies from Sasebo to Inchon and Pusan. On 31 May, she cleared Yokosuka for an overhaul at San DIego. He spent 1 1/2 years on the Catamount. He Served as Gunner Officer, Navigation Officer, Communication Officer and Supply Officer.

He served in London from 1955-58, on the staff of the Commander-in-Chief, U.S. Naval Forces Europe. Sent to Yokohama, Japan in 1965 to be responsible for the operation of a retail store, two enlisted men's clubs, the main and three branch cafeterias, the concessions in all personnel services units, laundries, dry-cleaning facilities and bakeries, including the largest Baking Exchange, Navy-wide. Excerpt from The Mainichi Daily Press, 4 Jan 1967. He retired Sept 1973 after 30 years service. 

---------AWARDS, CITATIONS AND CAMPAIGN RIBBONS--------- Top Row-American Campaign Medal-Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal Second Row-World War II Victory Medal-Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)----- National Defense Service Medal----- Third Row-Korean Service Medal-Unknown-United Nations Service Medal With two battle stars.

USS lsle Royale

Seattle, WA San Diego, Long Beach, CA

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USS Isle Royale (AD-29) was a Shenandoah-class destroyer tender named for an island of the Great Lakes.

Isle Royale was launched by Todd Pacific Shipyards, Inc. of Seattle, Washington on 19 September 1945; sponsored by Mrs. Greer A. Duncan; and delivered to the Navy on 2 July 1946 for layup in the San Diego Reserve Fleet. During her period of inactivation, Isle Royale served as headquarters ship for the San Diego Subgroup, Pacific Reserve Fleet. She was designated to replace the USS Hamul (AD-20) in the active fleet, and commissioned at Long Beach, California on 9 June 1962, taking Hamul'sofficers and men as that ship decommissioned. After shakedown Isle Royale moved to Long Beach to begin her services to Pacific Fleet destroyers, supplying them with parts and vital repair facilities.

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