Rex Legrande Hicks, USN

Born  4 Apr 1897
Died  26 Dec 1972(75)

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23 Jun 1938 Cdr.
17 Jun 1942 T/Capt


Warship Commands listed for Rex Legrande Hicks, USN

USS Louisville (CA 28)T/CaptHeavy cruiser15 Dec 194419 Oct 1945

Career information

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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Events related to this officer

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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