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Richard E. Byrd

Richard E. ByrdAKA Richard Evelyn Byrd

Born: 25-Oct-1888
Birthplace: Winchester, VA
Died: 11-Mar-1957
Location of death: Boston, MA
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Explorer

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Arctic and Antarctic explorer

Military service: US Navy (1912-21)

Father: Richard Evelyn Byrd (lawyer)
Mother: Eleanor Bolling Flood
Brother: Harry F. Byrd (US Senator and Governor)
Wife: Marie Donaldson (m. 20-Jan-1915, until his death)
Son: Richard E. Byrd, Jr. (b. 12-Feb-1920, d. 3-Oct-1988 Alzheimer's)

    University: Virginia Military Institute
    University: US Naval Academy (1912)

    Kappa Alpha Order
    Distinguished Flying Cross
    Kentucky Colonel
    Congressional Medal of Honor
    Navy Cross
    Silver Buffalo 1929
    Ticker-Tape Parade 23-Jun-1926
    Ticker-Tape Parade 18-Jul-1927
    Ticker-Tape Parade 18-Jun-1930

    The Secret Land (13-Aug-1948) · Himself

Author of books:
Skyward (1928)
Little America (1930)
Discovery (1935)
Alone (1938)

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