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Former U.S. Ambassador Dies
October 19, 2007

Admiral William Crowe Jr. picture On October 18 one of The United States' most distinguished public servants died.

Born January 2, 1925, Admiral William Crowe had a distinguished career in the U.S. Navy in which he received four Defense Distinguished Service Medals. In 1985 he was nominated by President Reagan as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. He served in this post through the first Bush administration until 1989 when he retired from the Navy. In 1994, President Clinton appointed Crowe Ambassador to the United Kingdom. In 2000 Admiral Crowe was awarded a Presidential Medal of Freedom, the United States’ highest civilian honor.

Current U.S. Ambassador to the Court of St. James Robert H. Tuttle expressed sorrow upon learning of the death of Admiral Crowe, and ordered the flag at the Embassy to be flown at half-mast in the Admiral’s honor. "His long and distinguished service to his country was marked by valor, integrity, and intellectual rigor," said Ambassador Tuttle. He added that, "During his tenure from 1994–1997 as the U.S. Ambassador to the Court of St. James's, he achieved a record of excellence that became the standard for all of his successors to meet." The staff of the Embassy remembers Admiral Crowe with great affection and respect, and they join Ambassador Tuttle in offering their condolences to Admiral Crowe's wife, Mrs. Shirley Crowe, and their three children.

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