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George William Bauernschmidt ’20

Published in July 8, 1998, issue

Rear Admiral George William Bauernschmidt USN (SC) Ret. died Apr. 18, 1998, at the Ginger Cove Health Center in Annapolis, Md. He was 99.

George prepared at Calvert School, Gilman Country School, and Severn School. He attended Princeton for two years before being appointed to the Naval Academy, from which he graduated in 1922. In 1922, he married Maude Augusta Pearce. They had three children.

George served in the Navy for 37 years. A line officer before transferring to the Supply Corps in 1935, he had 34 permanent assignments. He was on the Londonbased staff of Commander Naval Forces in Europe from 1944-45, helping to plan the invasion of Normandy.

Among his awards were the Legion of Merit, the WWI Victory Medal, the American Defense Service Medal, the Korean Presidential Unit Citation Ribbon, the Marine Corps Device, and the United Nations Service Medal.

In 1955 he retired and enjoyed painting, reading, and gardening. He was a member of the Military Order of World Wars, the Army-Navy Club of Washington, and the New York Paper Co. board of directors.

He was predeceased by his wife in 1991 and by his daughter Mary B. Roberts in 1984. He is survived by his children Sarah B. Murray and George Jr., 11 grandchildren, and 16 great-grandchildren. The class extends its condolences to them.

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