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Edward L. Beach, Jr.

United States Navy submarine officer

1918   -   2002

country of citizenship: United States of America
educated at: United States Naval Academy, National War College
occupation: explorer, military officer, novelist, submariner, non-fiction writer, writer
award received: Bronze Star Medal, Legionnaire of Legion of Merit, Silver Star, Navy Cross, Magellanic Premium

Edward Latimer Beach Jr. (April 20, 1918 – December 1, 2002), nicknamed "Ned", was a highly decorated United States Navy submarine officer and best-selling author.During World War II, he participated in the Battle of Midway and 12 combat patrols, earning 10 decorations for gallantry, including the Navy Cross. After the war, he served as the naval aide to the President of the United States, Dwight D. Eisenhower, and commanded the first submerged circumnavigation. Beach's best-selling novel, Run Silent, Run Deep, was made into the 1958 movie by the same name. The son of Captain Edward L. Beach Sr. and Alice Fouché Beach, Beach Jr. was born in New York City and raised in Palo Alto, California.
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Run Silent, Run Deep

novel by Edward L. Beach Jr. published in 1955

author: Edward L. Beach, Jr.

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author: Edward L. Beach, Jr.

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