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World War II



Military uniform
c. 1945

Richard Nixon applied for a commission in the Navy and was sent to Officer Training School
at Quonset, Rhode Island, in August 1942. Lieutenant Commander Nixon was stationed in the Pacific Theater during World War II and discharged in December 1945. He was awarded the Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal with two stars, the Navy Unit Commendation, the American Campaign Medal, and the World War II Victory Medal. The oak leaf pins denote his rank. The U.S. Navy uniform on display was worn by Lieutenant Commander Richard Nixon. The photograph shows Lt. C. Nixon wearing his uniform.
Uniform, 1981.110.1-.2
War medals and oak leaf pins, courtesy of Julie Nixon Eisenhower
Navy Unit Commendation medal, Richard Nixon Foundation Collections
Photograph, A10-, Richard Nixon Foundation Collections of Audiovisual Materials



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