James L. Holloway III

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James L. Holloway III
Admiral James L. Holloway III
20th Chief of Naval Operations
Born(1922-02-23)February 23, 1922
Charleston, South Carolina, U.S.
DiedNovember 26, 2019(2019-11-26) (aged 97)
Alexandria, Virginia, U.S.
AllegianceUnited States
Service/branchUnited States Navy
Years of service1943–1978
RankAdmiral
Commands heldChief of Naval Operations
United States Seventh Fleet
Task Force 60
Carrier Division Six
USS Enterprise (CVAN-65)
USS Salisbury Sound (AV-13)
VF-83
VF-52
Battles/warsWorld War II
Korean War
Vietnam War
AwardsDefense Distinguished Service Medal (2)
Navy Distinguished Service Medal (4)
Legion of Merit (2)
Distinguished Flying Cross
Bronze Star Medal
RelationsAdmiral James L. Holloway, Jr. (father)
Other workTechnical advisor for Top Gun
Chairman Emeritus, Naval Historical Foundation

James Lemuel Holloway III (February 23, 1922 – November 26, 2019) was a United States Navy admiral and naval aviator. He served during World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. He was Chief of Naval Operations from 1974 to 1978.

After retiring from the Navy, Holloway was President of the Naval Historical Foundation from 1980 to 1998 and was its chairman until his retirement in 2008 when he became chairman emeritus.

He was the author of Aircraft Carriers at War: A Personal Retrospective of Korea, Vietnam, and the Soviet Confrontation published in 2007 by the Naval Institute Press.

Holloway died on November 26, 2019 in Alexandria, Virginia at the age of 97.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Admiral James L. Holloway: A Lifetime of Service, 23 February 1922–26 November 2019". Chief of Naval Operations. Naval History & Heritage Command. November 26, 2019. Retrieved 2019-11-26.