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Hyman G. Rickover
Rickover pictured in 1955 as a rear admiral
|Birth name||Chaim Godalia Rickover|
|Nickname(s)||"Father of the Nuclear Navy" ; "The Kindly Old Gentleman," or simply "KOG"|
|Born||January 27, 1900
Maków Mazowiecki, Congress Poland
|Died||July 8, 1986
||United States Navy|
|Years of service||1918–1982|
|Commands held||USS Finch
|Battles/wars||World War II
|Awards||Navy Distinguished Service Medal (3)
Legion of Merit (2)
Congressional Gold Medal (2)
Presidential Medal of Freedom
Enrico Fermi Award
|Spouse(s)||Ruth D. Masters (1931–1972 (her death); 1 child)
Eleonore A. Bednowicz (1974–1986 (his death))
Hyman G. Rickover (January 27, 1900 – July 8, 1986) was an Admiral in the U.S. Navy. He helped create nuclear powered submarines. He was director of the U.S. Naval Reactors office. Rickover is also one of four people who have been awarded two Congressional Gold Medals.
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President Kennedy and Rickover, White House, February 11, 1963 "...in addition to the multilateral POLARIS force, we discussed education and how he and I were brought up as boys."
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