Biography

 

Stout, Richard Farnum,
[CAPT CO CA-133]

 

biography

Richard Farnum Stout

Date of birth: September 26, 1902
Date of death: November 6, 1982
Home of record: Honolulu Hawaii

Richard Stout graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, Class of 1924. He retired as a U.S. Navy Vice Admiral.

AWARDS AND CITATIONS

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Silver Star

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Awarded for actions during the World War II

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star to Commander Richard Farnum Stout (NSN: 0-58744), United States Navy, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity as Commanding Officer of the U.S.S. HULL (DD-350), during action against enemy Japanese forces in the Solomon Islands on 7 August and 7 - 15 September 1942. Participating in the initial attack as a screening and gun support vessel, the HULL, under Commander Stout's courageous and skillful command, frequently re-entered the Guadalcanal-Tulagi area, despite persistent opposition by Japanese aircraft, in order to escort and protect vessels carrying reinforcements and supplies to the United States Marine forces established on the island shore. Commander Stout's gallant fortitude and conscientious devotion to duty contributed materially to the success of a vastly important mission and were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Action Date: August 7 & September 7 - 15, 1942

Service: Navy

Rank: Commander

Company: Commanding Officer

Division: U.S.S. Hull (DD-350) biography

Legion of Merit

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Awarded for actions during the Korean War

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Legion of Merit with Combat "V" to Rear Admiral [then Captain] Richard Farnum Stout (NSN: 0-58744), United States Navy, for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services to the Government of the United States while serving as Commanding Officer of the U.S.S. TOLEDO (CA-133), during operations against enemy aggressor forces in the Korean Area from 26 July to 23 October 1950. An officer of marked professional skill and resourcefulness, Rear Admiral Stout successfully and effectively directed his ship through many bombardment missions far behind the enemy lines, conducted blockade assignments against hostile forces and provided devastating naval gunfire support for friendly troops operating at P'ohang and north of that area, and during the assault on Inchon. By his inspiring leadership and excellent judgment he contributed materially to the containment of the enemy and to the advance of friendly forces in the Korean campaign. His steadfast devotion to duty throughout this period of intensive action reflects great credit upon Rear Admiral Stout and the United States Naval Service. (Rear Admiral Stout is authorized to wear the Combat "V".)

General Orders: Commander Naval Forces Far East: Serial 5619 (June 19, 1951)

Action Date: July 26 - October 23, 1950

Service: Navy

Rank: Rear Admiral

Company: Commanding Officer

Division: U.S.S. Toledo (CA-133)