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Commander, United States Navy


Commander Norman C. GILLETTE, Jr. comes from a distinguished Navy family. His father, a Captain, and his brother, a Lieutenant Commander who is skipper of a submarine, are also presently on active duty in the Pacific. Thus there are three members of the Gillette family striking solid blows at the Japs from below the sea, on the surface, and in the air. Commander GILLETTE was born in Newport, Rhode Island, while his father was on the USS TEXAS at Vera Cruz during the Mexican incident of 1915. Following World War I, the senior Gillette was stationed at various naval bases, but with numerous family connections in Chicago, the Gillettes have always considered that city as their "home town".

While still enrolled in high school in Washington, D.C., Cernmander GILLETTE received an appointment to the Naval Academy.




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