Baumann, Henry R.

Rank: Commander
Serial Number: O-136237
Military Branch: United States Navy
Origin: New York
Date of Death: 1993-5-2
Calverton National Cemetery
Featured: No

Henry R. Baumann was born in New York City on September 6, 1902. His father was from Switzerland and his mother from Germany. In his later life, he lived in Garden City, New York. He had an extensive Navy career beginning in 1918 as an enlisted man. His career went from 1918 to his retirement in 1956 as Commander. He was Boiler Maker 1c in 1930, Chief Boiler Maker in 1935, Warrant Machinist in 1942, Lt(Jg) in 1943, Lieutenant in 1945, Lt. Commander in 1947, then Commander in 1954. The 1920 census lists him as a Hospital Apprentice 2nd Class stationed at the US Naval Hospital in Cavite, Philippines. Lt. Baumann was part of the Commissioning crew on the USS Amphion, AR-13, a repair ship, in January 1946. Except as above, his stations during his career are not known.

The medals in this group include: WW1 Victory, WW2 Victory, Navy Good Conduct, Bronze Star, Purple Heart, National Defense, WW2 American Campaign, Armed Forces Reserve, Naval Reserve, and USN Expert Pistol. Also included is a small color photo of the Commander. Also included is a spent 30-06 cartridge which probably was fired at his burial.

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