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Old 6th September 2017, 06:39
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Re: Rear Admiral Eddie R. Sanders info

Eddie Reuel Sanders was born in Marion, Illinois, on 10 September 1907. He attended Marion Township High School and, briefly, the University of Illinois at Champagne. In 1925 Sanders enlisted in the Navy. He was discharged after a year to accept an appointment the U. S. Naval Academy and graduated on 5 June 1930. He retired on 1 January 1959. I’d have to do some nosing about, but with that retirement date and knowing in 1955 he was a still a Captain, I suspect his promotion to Rear Admiral was a tombstone promotion.
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