| United States Navy|
| August 3, 1883
McAfee, Kentucky (1883-08-03) |
December 24, 1936(1936-12-24) (aged 53)
United States of America
Captain Halsey Powell, USN (3 August 1883 – 24 December 1936) was a United States Navy officer of the first half of the 20th century, who received the Navy Distinguished Service Medal for outstanding performance as a destroyer division commander on convoy duty during World War I.
Halsey Powell Wikipedia
Powell was born 3 August 1883 in McAfee, Kentucky, and graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1904. During the next years he served on such famous battleships as USS Kearsarge, USS Illinois, and USS Tennessee and studied at the Naval War College, rising to the rank of captain in 1926.
Captain Powell was aide to the Secretary of the Navy in 1926 and Naval Attache at Peking, 1927–29. After commanding USS Pittsburgh he returned to Washington, D.C., where he died 24 December 1936. He is buried at Arlington National Cemetery, Virginia.
The destroyer USS Halsey Powell was named in his honor.
Here is the list of decorations of Captain Halsey Powell: