Mary Louise MUNROE

Mary Louise MUNROE

Female 1887 - 1969

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  • Name  Mary Louise MUNROE 
    Born  28 Jul 1887 
    Gender  Female 
    Died  17 Sep 1969 
    Person ID  I28740  Munro
    Last Modified  25 Nov 2011 

    Father  James Middleton MUNROE,   b. 3 Apr 1856,   d. 2 Jan 1936, Annapolis, Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Mary Adele CHASE,   b. 31 Aug 1860, Of, New Orleans Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec 1942 
    Married  25 Feb 1885 
    Family ID  F8860  Group Sheet

    Family  Lawrence F. REIFSNIDER,   b. Est 1885,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Children 
    >1. Mary Louise REIFSNIDER,   b. 6 Apr 1914,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified  25 Nov 2011 
    Family ID  F9998  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Mary's husband, Lawrence F. Reifsnider, graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1910. He served with the U.S. Amphibious Forces, Pacific, throughout World War II. As a Captain, he commanded Transport Division 10 which conducted landing operations training at Auckland, New Zealand, just before the Guadalcanal operation. He was Commander Amphibious Forces, South Pacific, in the Guadalcanal and Russell Islands operations.

      E. J. King grudgingly permitted his promotion to commodore in 1943. As a commodore, he was Commander Amphibious Group 4 in the Marianas operation. After being promoted to rear admiral, he was Commander, Northern Attack Force, Task Force 53, in the Okinawa operation.

      Upon his retirement on 1 Dec 1949, he was promoted to vice admiral. During his Naval career, he received the Navy Cross, Distinguished Service Cross with two stars, and the Legion of Merit. ("Amphibians Came to Conquor" by Vice Admiral George Dyer)

      References:

      (1) Clan Munro files - Munroe, Frank A., Jr. - The Munroes of Annapolis -
      undated - 6.ii., note 14