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Herald Franklin STOUT

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  • Name Herald Franklin STOUT  [1, 2
    Born 15 Jun 1903  Canal Dover, Tuscarawas, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Residence San Diego, California Find all individuals with events at this location 
    _MILT Rear Admiral, USN 
    Died 23 Mar 1987  San Diego, California Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Dover Burial Park, Dover, Tuscarawas, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I2084  Tong Family History
    Last Modified 31 Mar 2014 

    Father Franklin Lee STOUT,   b. 1880,   d. 1907  (Age 27 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother Jemima Mae TONG,   b. 13 Feb 1884, Carey, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jan 1924, Dover, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 39 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Married 03 Apr 1902  Findlay, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F528  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Louise Frederica FINLEY,   b. 17 Nov 1905,   d. 08 Oct 1966  (Age 60 years) 
    Married 03 Jun 1926  Annapolis, Anne Arundel, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Living
     2. Living
     3. Living
    Last Modified 31 Mar 2014 
    Family ID F1896  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Zoe E ANDERSON,   b. 1903 
    Married 25 Jul 1976  San Diego, California Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 31 Mar 2014 
    Family ID F1898  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - San Diego, California Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 25 Jul 1976 - San Diego, California Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 23 Mar 1987 - San Diego, California Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Rear Adm Herald Franklin Stout
    Rear Adm Herald Franklin Stout
    Louise Frederica Finley Stout and Herald Franklin Stout
    Louise Frederica Finley Stout and Herald Franklin Stout
    Picture from Tong book
    Dover, Ohio sign
    Dover, Ohio sign
    Heading above Dover Historical Musuem
    Heading above Dover Historical Musuem
    Adm Stout's Naval Uniform in the Dover Historical Museum
    Adm Stout's Naval Uniform in the Dover Historical Museum

    Headstones At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    Gravestone of Louise Frederica Finley Stout and Herald Franklin Stout
    Gravestone of Louise Frederica Finley Stout and Herald Franklin Stout

  • Notes 
    • Rear Admiral Herald F. Stout, USN (Retired)
      Published two additions of
      Tong Tongue and Allied Families
      1947, 1974

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      Tong book
      Printer
      1926 - Graduated US Naval Academy
      1941 - Commanded USS BREESE at Pearl Harbor
      1942 - Commanded destroyers in Atlantic and Pacific areas
      1948 - CO USS SIERRA
      1952 - Commander, Western Pacific Minesweeping Force in Korea
      Holds Navy Cross, the DSM and Silver Star medals.
      1956 - Rear Admiral, USN (Ret)
      1962 - Engineering supervisor, missile plant
      1968 - Re-retired
      Hobbies: Genealogy, printing and photography

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      http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=STOU&GSpartial=1&GSbyrel=all&GSst=37&GScntry=4&GSsr=1721&GRid=36160494&

      Herald Stout was born in Dover, Ohio to Franklin Lee and Jemima Mae Tong Stout. After graduating from Dover's Roosevelt High School in 1922, he entered the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis. On June 3, 1926 Stout graduated from the academy. On that same day the newly commissioned Ensign Stout married his hometown sweetheart, Louise Frederica Finley. The Stouts were the proud parents of three sons, Herald Jr. (Lt.Col. USA, Ret.), Bruce (Col.USA, Ret.)and Peter (Capt. USNR, Ret.). Ensign Stout joined USS CINCINNATI (CL6) and served in many capacities until June of 1931. Lieutenant Stout then spent a year on the USS BRECKINRIDGE (DD 148). In June 1932, he was transferred to the destroyer USS HATFIELD (DD 231) until April 1933.

      In September 1942, Commander Stout became Commissioning Commanding Officer of the destroyer USS CLAXTON (DD 571), which operated with Destroyer Squadron TWENTY-THREE ("Little Beaver" Squadron) in the Solomons. For outstanding service in command of USS CLAXTON he was awarded two Navy Crosses.

      In January 1952, he became Commander, Mine Squadron THREE, Commander, Western Pacific Minesweeping Force and Commander, Task Group 95.6, operating in the Korean area of hostilities. In addition to the Navy Cross with gold star, the Distinguished Service Medal, the Silver Star Medal, and the Presidential Unit Citation Ribbon, Rear Admiral Stout was awarded the Second Nicaraguan Campaign Medal, the Yangtze Service Medal, the American Defense Service Medal with star, the American Campaign Medal, the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal with one silver star and two bronze stars (seven engagements), the World War II Victory Medal, the Navy Occupation Service Medal with Asia Clasp, the China Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal with one bronze star, the Pearl Harbor Commemorative Medal, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the Philippine Liberation Ribbon, and the Korean Presidential Unit Citation.

      After Naval retirement, Rear Admiral Stout was an engineer with Convair Corporation, who produced the Atlas missile, and with Astronautics, both Divisions of General Dynamics Corporation. Ten years following the death of Louise Frederica Stout, he married Zoe E. Anderson on 25 July 1976 in the church where they met and worked together. Rear Admiral Stout was a Brother of the Fraternity of Free and Accepted Masons. He was a charter and continuing member of the United Church of Christ of La Mesa, California when he died on 23 March 1987.

      To honor Rear Admiral Stout the US Navy commissioned the guided missile destroyer USS Stout (DDG 55) in 1994.

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      A Salute To Stout

      Zoe Anderson STOUT, the widow of Rear Admiral Herald Franklin STOUT, USN, Retired, recently sent the following letter to me:
      "My beloved husband passed away 23 Mar 1987. With his death, the FINLEY-STOUT-TONG Family Association was dissolved, for it was he who had established and sustained it." She says that in his honor, the Aegis Guided Missile Destroyer DDG-55 is to be named the USS Herald F. STOUT, and is currently planned for construction at Pascagoula, MI. The laying of the keel is scheduled for 15 Jul 1991; christening 18 Jul 1992; and completion and commissioning 1 Nov 1994.

      Carrying on the STOUT family line is his great-grandson, Joshua Michael O'MALLEY, b 11 Jan 1990.
      Herald Franklin STOUT was the son of Franklin Lee and Jemima Mae Tong STOUT. He was b 15 Jun 1903; d 23 Mar 1987; m (1st) 3 Jun 1926, Annapolis, MD, w Louise Frederica FINLEY, b 17 Nov 1905, Dover, Tuscarawas County, OH; d 1976; m (2nd) 25 Jul 1976, San Diego, CA, w Zoe E. ANDERSON.

      STOUT served as a journeyman printer and foreman of print shop in his senior year of high school, graduating as valedictorian of his class. He then went on to the U.S. Naval Academy and graduated in 1926.

      He soon began his tremendous genealogical work by researching the TONG, FINLEY, German STOUT and English STOUT families, publishing a series of books, including "The Clan Finley," Vol. I, First Edition (1940), Vol. I, Second Edition (1956) and Vol. II, Second Edition (1957) and "Stout and Allied Families," with his final volume published in 1986.

      He served as a commissioned naval officer from 1926 to 1956, gaining the rank of rear admiral. In command of the USS Breeze anchored at Pearl Harbor on 7 Dec 1941, he fired up his ship and went out to sea to do battle. As commander of the destroyer, USS Claxton, he participated with the "Little Beavers" Destroyer Squadron 23 in the last surface battle of World War II, the battle of Cape St. George, which put the Japanese Navy to rout and earned the only squadron citation ever given.

      "For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity" and for "extraordinary heroism" during this and other action in World War II, STOUT twice received the Navy Cross and two silver stars. He received the Distinguished Service Medal for action in Korea, where he was in command of Mine Squadron 9 and in command of Western Pacific Mine Sweeping Force of 30 ships. In 1956, he was acting commandant of the 11th Naval District when he retired as rear admiral. As a civilian, he was a member of design engineers with Convair, which produced the Atlas missile.

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      More about Herald Stout
      http://www.public.navy.mil/surflant/ddg55/Pages/Namesake.aspx

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Dover_Historian/Sandbox:Herald_Stout

      http://www.combatindex.com/hardware/detail/sea/ddg55_data.html

  • Sources 
    1. [S115] Tong Book - 2nd edition - 1974.

    2. [S21] ancestry.com, http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/26801568/person/13757603578.