Precinct 333

Saturday, January 08, 2005

An American Hero Dies

There are some names you hear mentioned with reverence growing up in a military family. This Navy brat heard this man's name more than once.

Sheldon Hoard Kinney, 86, a retired Navy rear admiral whose ship sank three German U-boats in one night and who saw combat service in three wars, died Dec. 11 at his home in Annapolis. He was a former commandant of the U.S. Naval Academy.

If you go to one link off of my site, this should be it. He was a truly amazing man.

Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Elizabeth "Lea" Douglas Kinney of Annapolis; two sons, Douglas Kinney of Washington and Bruce Kinney of Snellville, Ga; a brother; three grandchildren; and a great-grandson.

My deepest condolences to all who loved him.


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