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Reginald R. Belknap
Spanish–American War Boxer RebellionTaku FortsPhilippine–American War Banana WarsSantiago de Cuba
Cuba
1917World War IAtlantic U-boat Campaign North Sea
North Sea
Mine BarrageAwardsDistinguished Service Medal Spanish Campaign Medal World War I
World War I
Victory Medal Marine Corps Expeditionary Medal Order of Leopold (Officer) (Belgium) Legion of Honor
Legion of Honor
(Officer), (France) American Red Cross
American Red Cross
Gold MedalRelations Rear Admiral George E. Belknap
George E. Belknap
(father) (1832–1903)Other work Episcopal ChurchRear Admiral Reginald Rowan Belknap (26 June 1871 – 30 March 1959) was an officer in the United States
United States
Navy. He served in the Spanish–American War, Boxer Rebellion, Philippine–American War, and World War I
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United States Secretary Of The Navy
The Secretary of the Navy (or SECNAV) is a statutory officer (10 U.S.C. § 5013) and the head (chief executive officer) of the Department of the Navy, a military department (component organization) within the Department of Defense of the United States
United States
of America. The Secretary of the Navy must be a civilian by law, at least 5 years removed from active military service. The Secretary is appointed by the President and requires confirmation by a majority vote of the Senate. The Secretary of the Navy was, from its creation in 1798, a member of the President's Cabinet until 1949, when the Secretary of the Navy (and the Secretaries of the Army and Air Force) was by amendments to the National Security Act of 1947
National Security Act of 1947
made subordinate to the Secretary of Defense.[1]Contents1 Responsibilities1.1 Navy Regulations 1.2 U.S
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Commissioned Officer
An officer is a member of an armed force or uniformed service who holds a position of authority. In its broadest sense, the term "officer" includes non-commissioned officers and warrant officers. However, when used without further detail, the term "officer" almost always refers to commissioned officers, the more senior portion of a force who derive their authority from a commission from the head of state of a sovereign nation-state.Contents1 Numbers 2 Legal relevance 3 Terminological details in the U.S. 4 Commissioned officers4.1 United Kingdom 4.2 United States4.2.1 Other U.S. officer commissioning programs, active and discontinued4.3 Commonwealth of Nations5 Non-commissioned officers 6 Warrant officers 7 Officer ranks and accommodation 8 See also 9 References 10 External linksNumbers[edit]An Indonesian army
Indonesian army
officer serving as a ceremonial field commanderThe proportion of officers varies greatly
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Spanish Campaign Medal
The Spanish Campaign Medal
Spanish Campaign Medal
was a military award of the United States Armed Forces which recognized those members of the U.S. military who had served in the Spanish–American War. Although a single decoration, there were two versions of the Spanish Campaign Medal, one for members of the United States Army
United States Army
and another for the forces of the United States Navy
United States Navy
and United States Marine Corps. Early versions of the Spanish Campaign Medal
Spanish Campaign Medal
suspended the medal from a gold and red ribbon, but this design was changed in 1913 upon request from Spain
Spain
that a United States service medal not bear the colors of the Spanish nation.[1] The new medal was suspended from a blue and yellow ribbon. Separate medallions existed for both the Navy and Army
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World War I Victory Medal (United States)
served in the armed forces between the following dates, in the following locations:6 April 1917 to 11 November 1918 for any military service. 12 November 1918, to 5 August 1919 for service in European Russia 23 November 1918, to 1 April 1920 for service with the American Expeditionary Force SiberiaStatus InactiveStatisticsEstablishedby an Act of Congress, 1919, and promulgated by War Department General Order 48, 1919, which was rescinded by War Department General Order 83, 30 June 1919. [1]First awarded April 1921 (retroactive)[1] Service ribbon
Service ribbon
and campaign streamerA photo showing the state of a U.S. Victory Medal in 2012.The World War I
World War I
Victory Medal is a service medal of the United States military which was first created in 1919, designed by James Earle Fraser. The medal was originally intended to be created due to an act of the United States Congress
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Marine Corps Expeditionary Medal
The Marine Corps Expeditionary Medal
Marine Corps Expeditionary Medal
is a military award of the United States Marine Corps. It was established on 8 May 1919 as the Marine Corps Expeditionary Ribbon. A full-sized medal was authorized on 1 March 1921[2] by Presidential Order of Warren G. Harding
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Order Of Leopold (Belgium)
The Order of Leopold (Dutch: Leopoldsorde, French: Ordre de Léopold) is one of the three current Belgian national honorary orders of knighthood. It is the oldest and highest order of Belgium
Belgium
and is named in honour of its founder; King Leopold I. It consists of a military, a maritime and a civil division. The maritime division is only awarded to personnel of the merchant navy, and the military division to military personnel
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Belgium
Coordinates: 50°50′N 4°00′E / 50.833°N 4.000°E / 50.833; 4.000Kingdom of BelgiumKoninkrijk België  (Dutch) Royaume de Belgique  (French) Königreich Belgien  (German)FlagCoat of armsMotto: "Eendracht maakt macht" (Dutch) "L'union fait la force" (French) "Einigkeit macht stark" (German) "Unity makes Strength"Anthem: "La Brabançonne" "The Brabantian"Location of  Belgium  (dark green) – in Europe  (green & dark grey) – in the European Union  (green)Capital and largest city Brussels 50°51′N 4°21′E / 50.850°N 4.350°E / 50.850; 4.350Official languages Dutch French GermanEthnic groups see DemographicsReligion (2015[1])60.7% Christianity 32.0% No religion 5.2% Islam 2.1% Other religionsDemonym BelgianGovernment Federal parliamentary constitu
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Legion Of Honor
The Legion of Honour, full name, National Order of the Legion of Honour (French: Ordre national de la Légion d'honneur),[2] is the highest French order of merit for military and civil merits, established in 1802 by Napoléon Bonaparte and retained by all the divergent governments and regimes later holding power in France, up to the present. The order's motto is "Honneur et Patrie" ("Honour and Fatherland"), and its seat is the Palais de la Légion d'Honneur
Palais de la Légion d'Honneur
next to the Musée d'Orsay, on the left bank of the
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France
France
France
(French: [fʁɑ̃s]), officially the French Republic (French: République française [ʁepyblik fʁɑ̃sɛz]), is a country whose territory consists of metropolitan France
France
in western Europe, as well as several overseas regions and territories.[XIII] The metropolitan area of France
France
extends from the Mediterranean Sea
Mediterranean Sea
to the English Channel
English Channel
and the North Sea, and from the Rhine
Rhine
to the Atlantic Ocean. The overseas territories include French Guiana
French Guiana
in South America and several islands in the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian oceans
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American Red Cross
The American Red Cross
American Red Cross
(ARC), also known as the American National Red Cross,[4] is a humanitarian organization that provides emergency assistance, disaster relief and education in the United States
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Episcopal Church (United States)
Episcopal may refer to:Bishop, an overseer in the Christian church Episcopate, the see of a bishop – a diocese Episcopal Church (other), any church with "Episcopal" in its nameThe Episcopal Church, an affiliate of Anglicanism
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Italy
Coordinates: 43°N 12°E / 43°N 12°E / 43; 12Italian Republic Repubblica Italiana  (Italian)FlagEmblemAnthem: Il Canto degli Italiani  (Italian) "The Song of the Italians"Location of  Italy  (dark green) – in Europe  (light green & dark grey) – in the European Union  (light green)  –  [Legend]Capital and largest city Rome 41°54′N 12°29′E / 41.900°N 12.483°E / 41.900; 12.483Official languages ItalianaNative languages see full listReligion83.3% Christians 12.4% irreligious 3.7% Muslims 0.2% Buddhists 0.1% Hindus 0.3% other religions[1]Demonym ItalianGovernment Unitary constitutional parliamentary republic• PresidentSergio Mattarella• Prime MinisterPaolo Gentiloni• President of the SenateElisabetta Casellati•&
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Massachusetts
Massachusetts
Massachusetts
(/ˌmæsəˈtʃuːsɪts/ ( listen), /-zɪts/), officially known as the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, is the most populous state in the New England
New England
region of the northeastern United States. It is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean
Atlantic Ocean
to the east, the states of Connecticut
Connecticut
and Rhode Island
Rhode Island
to the south, New Hampshire
New Hampshire
and Vermont
Vermont
to the north, and New York to the west. The state is named after the Massachusett
Massachusett
tribe, which once inhabited the east side of the area. The capital of Massachusetts
Massachusetts
and the most populous city in New England
New England
is Boston
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1908 Messina Earthquake
The 1908 Messina
Messina
earthquake (also known as the 1908 Messina
Messina
and Reggio earthquake[3]) occurred on 28 December in Sicily
Sicily
and Calabria, southern Italy with a moment magnitude of 7.1 and a maximum Mercalli intensity of XI (Extreme). The cities of Messina
Messina
and Reggio Calabria were almost completely destroyed and between 75,000 and 200,000 lives were lost.Contents1 Earthquake1.1 Tsunami2 Scale of destruction 3 Cause of the earthquake 4 Relief efforts 5 Aftermath5.1 Reconstruction 5.2 Relocation 5.3 Effects on society6 Gallery 7 See also 8 References 9 External linksEarthquake[edit]The port of Messina
Messina
as it would have appeared at the time of the earthquake and tsunami This photograph was taken c.1900On Monday 28 December 1908, from about 05:20 to 05:21, an earthquake of 7.1 on the moment magnitude scale occurred
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Amelia Earhart
Amelia Mary Earhart (/ˈɛərhɑːrt/, born July 24, 1897; disappeared July 2, 1937) was an American aviation pioneer and author.[1][Note 1] Earhart was the first female aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean.[3][Note 2] She received the United States Distinguished Flying Cross for this accomplishment.[5] She set many other records,[2] wrote best-selling books about her flying experiences and was instrumental in the formation of The Ninety-Nines, an organization for female pilots.[6] In 1935, Earhart became a visiting faculty member at Purdue University as an advisor to aeronautical engineering and a career counselor to women students
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