Rex Legrande Hicks, USN
|Born||4 Apr 1897|
|Died||26 Dec 1972||(75)|
Warship Commands listed for Rex Legrande Hicks, USN
|USS Louisville (CA 28)||Capt||Heavy cruiser||15 Dec 1944||19 Oct 1945|
Rex L. Hicks was born on April 4, 1897. He was the son of James and Nora Hicks of rural Stronghurst, Henderson County, Illinois. He graduated from Stronghurst High School in 1915 and was admitted to the US Naval Academy in Annapolis the following semester. He died on Dec. 26, 1972 and is buried in Arlington National Cemetery, Virginia.
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Heavy cruiser USS Louisville (CA 28)
5 Jan 1945
USS Louisville was hit by two Kamikazes in Lingayen Gulf. Amongst those wounded was the Commanding officer Captain Rex Legrande Hicks
5 Jun 1945
USS Louisville was hit by Kamikaze aircraft off Okinawa. (1)
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