Skip to Main Content Skip to Header Menu Skip to Main Menu Skip to Category Menu Skip to Footer


The man who served as Chief of Naval Operations signed on the 11x14 mount Inscribed Photograph Mount signed: "To A. N.…"

Sale Price $342.00

Reg. $380.00

Condition: Lightly creased, otherwise fine condition
Chat now or call 800-425-5379

The man who served as Chief of Naval Operations signed on the 11x14 mount
Inscribed Photograph Mount signed: "To A. N. Jaffray/ with my best wishes/ E Zumwalt/ Admiral US Navy/ Chief of Naval Operations/ 3/3/72" in blue ink, 7¾x9¾, affixed to a foam core mount to an overall size of 11x14. A Naval Academy graduate who saw action on destroyers in World War II, Elmo R. Zumwalt, Jr. (1920-2000) commanded Cruiser-Destroyer Flotilla 7 from 1965 to 1966 in the Vietnam War. In 1968, he became Commander of U. S. naval forces in Vietnam and was promoted to Vice Admiral. Admiral Zumwalt served as Chief of Naval Operations from 1970 to 1974; at 49, he was the youngest man ever appointed to that post. He introduced many reforms to modernize the fleet and to make naval service a more attractive career. Admiral Zumwalt, as the Vietnam naval commander, ordered the spraying of Agent Orange, a dioxin-laced defoliant, to protect his sailors. In 1988, Zumwalt's son Elmo Zumwalt III - who had been a naval officer in the Mekong Delta and co-wrote My Father, My Son (1986), their memoir of experiences from that war - died of lymphoma believed to be linked to his exposure to the chemical. Admiral Zumwalt lobbied politicians to appropriate the funds necessary to help treat the thousands of Vietnam vets who were suffering from Agent Orange-related diseases. In 1996, President Clinton signed an order adding Agent Orange-related diseases to the eligibility list for medical benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs. Zumwalt received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1998. Corners lightly creased. Adhesive tape on verso. 5¾x4 card affixed on verso. Otherwise, fine condition.

This website image may contain our company watermark. The actual item does not contain this watermark
See more listings from these signers
Make an offer today and get a quick response
Check your account for the status.

Following offer submission users will be contacted at their account email address within 48 hours. Our response will be to accept your offer, decline your offer or send you a final counteroffer. All offers can be viewed from within the "Offer Review" area of your HistoryForSale account. Please review the Make Offer Terms prior to making an offer.

If you have not received an offer acceptance or counter-offer email within 24-hours please check your spam/junk email folder.


Fast World-Wide Shipping

Fast FedEx and USPS shipping

Authenticity Guarantee

COA with every purchase

All Questions Answered

Contact us day or night

Submit an Offer Today

Get a quick response