Admiral Elmo R. Zumwalt Jr. Autographs, Memorabilia & Collectibles

ADMIRAL ELMO R. ZUMWALT JR.
Born: November 29, 1920 in San Francisco, California
Died: January 2, 2000 in Durham, North Carolina
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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.
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  • ADMIRAL ELMO R. ZUMWALT, JR.Index card signed by the Commander of U.S. Naval Forces in Vietnam Signature: "E R Zumwalt Jr" in black ink, 5x3. 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.

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  • ADMIRAL ELMO R. ZUMWALT, JR.The former Chief of Naval Operations pens his signature in blue ink Signature: "Elmo R. Zumwalt , Jr./ Admiral USN Ret/ CNO '70-'74" in blue ink, 6x4. A Naval Academy graduate who saw action on destroyers in World War II, Elmo R. Zumwalt, Jr.

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  • Vietnam War Admiral wrote this letter in 1979 on his personalized letterhead as President of American Medical Buildings. In it, he says that the United States' soldiers "continue to face the enemy in battle with the courage of our forefathers - despite technological complexity."

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  • ADMIRAL ELMO R. ZUMWALT, JR.Black and white photograph of the Vietnam War Navy Admiral in uniform Inscribed Photograph signed "To Erin/ with respect/ E R Zumwalt Jr" in black ink, b/w, 8x10. A Naval Academy graduate who saw action on destroyers in World War II, Elmo R. Zumwalt, Jr.

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  • ADMIRAL ELMO R. ZUMWALT, JR.A photograph of the smiling admiral, signing with his years as Chief of Naval Operations Photograph signed: "E R Zumwalt/ Admiral USN/ CNO '70-'74" in blue ink, b/w, 6x10. A Naval Academy graduate who saw action on destroyers in World War II, Elmo R.Zumwalt, Jr.

    Sale Price $234.00

    $260.00

  • ADMIRAL ELMO R. ZUMWALT, JR.The former Chief of Naval Operations signs this envelope Envelope signed: "E R Zumwalt , Jr./ Admiral, USN/ CNO" in black ink, 6x4. A Naval Academy graduate who saw action on destroyers in World War II, Elmo R. Zumwalt, Jr.

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  • ADMIRAL ELMO R. ZUMWALT, JR.The military man is shown in uniform in this color photograph, which he has signed on the 11x14 mount as a U.S. Navy Admiral Inscribed Photograph Mount signed: "To Mike

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  • ADMIRAL ELMO R. ZUMWALT, JR.Shown in uniform in this color photograph, which he has signed on the 11x14 mount as a U.S. Navy Admiral Inscribed Photograph Mount signed: "To Samuel S.

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  • ADMIRAL ELMO R. ZUMWALT, JR.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

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  • Black and white double photo of Vietnam War Admiral Elmo R. Zumwalt, Jr. and his son, Elmo Zumwalt III, both in uniform and years later as civilians, signed twice by the elder Zumwalt in blue ink. Admiral Zumwalt ordered the spraying of Agent Orange in parts of Vietnam during the Vietnam War, exposing his son to the defoliant. Elmo Zumwalt III later died of cancer, possibly from exposure to Agent Orange

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  • ADMIRAL ELMO ZUMWALT, JR.Typed letter written by the admiral in retirement and giving a very informative response to an inquiry about medical coverage for a veteran Typed Letter signed: "E. R. Zumwalt, Jr." in black ink, 1p, 8½x11. Arlington, Virginia, 1993 April 29.

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  • ADMIRAL ELMO R. ZUMWALT, JR.Twenty years later, the Chief of Naval Operations during the Vietnam War writes: "I regret that we fought the war. I regret we lost the war." Typed Letter signed: "E.R. Zumwalt Jr." in black ink, 1p, 7x8½. Arlington, Va., 1990 August 16.

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  • The Vietnam War Admiral signed this letter, typed on his personalized stationery, in 1990. In it, he advocates universal military service and named General George Marshall, who "was brilliant and selfless", as the United States' greatest military leader

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  • ADMIRAL ELMO R. ZUMWALT, JR.The Vietnam War admiral signed his nickname, "Bud Zumwalt", on these Christmas greetings, typed on his personalized stationery Typed letter signed: "Bud Zumwalt" in blue ink, 1p, 7x8½. Written on Zumwalt's personalized stationery. Arlington, Virginia, 1990 December 12.

    Sale Price $396.00

    $440.00

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