Henderson in Henderson County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
Admiral Husband Edward Kimmel
Location. 37° 50.507′ N, 87° 35.594′ W. Marker is in Henderson, Kentucky, in Henderson County. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Henderson KY 42420, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers Husband Edward Kimmel (here, next to this marker); The 1937 Flood (within shouting distance of this marker); The Ohio River (within shouting distance of this marker); Audubon's Mill (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Good Government League (about 300 feet away); Audubon Saw and Grist Mill (about 400 feet away); Steamboats (about 400 feet away); General "Stovepipe" Johnson (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Henderson.
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1. Rear Admiral Husband Edward Kimmel, USN, (1882-1968). After promotion to Rear Admiral in 1937, he commanded Cruiser Division Seven on a diplomatic cruise to South America and then became Commander Cruisers, Battle Force in 1939. In February 1941 he became Commander in Chief, U.S. Fleet and Pacific Fleet, with the temporary rank of Admiral. Operating from the advanced base at Pearl Harbor, Kimmel led his fleet during the months of vigorous training that preceded the outbreak of the Pacific War. Relieved of his fleet command in mid-December 1941, following the the Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, Kimmel reverted to the rank of Rear Admiral and retired in March 1942. (Submitted on July 6, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. Admiral Husband Edward Kimmel. The grandsons of Admiral Kimmel are continuing the call* for the President to advance Rear Admiral Kimmel and Major General Short to their highest held rank served during WWII as called for by Congress in 2001. This would complete the Officer Personnel Act of 1947's order for all flag and general officers to be awarded such ranks. Kimmel and Short were the only officers not afforded the advancements. (Submitted on July 6, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
3. Husband E. Kimmel. In 1995, Senator Strom Thurmond with the support of Kimmel's and Short's families, formally requested a Defense Department inquiry that resulted in an investigation under the direct supervision of Edwin Dorn, then the undersecretary of defense. The result was the Dorn report which found that "while Kimmel and Short were guilty of errors of judgment, they were not solely responsible for the catastrophe at Pearl Harbor, and others in Washington and on their staffs in Hawaii should share some of the blame." Efforts of the families of two men to restore the ranks of these two men have come close to being successful but Kimmel and Short have (Submitted on July 6, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 10, 2018. This page originally submitted on July 5, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 42 times since then. Photos: 1. submitted on July 5, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. 2. submitted on July 6, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. 3. submitted on July 10, 2018, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. 4. submitted on July 6, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.