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Captain Tazewell Shepard,Jr. f
Present Commanding Officer
Captain.Tazewell Taylor Shepard, Jr. as- A
sumed command of the amphibious assault
ship USS Princeton at Cam Rahn Bay, Viet
Nam on June 16, 1966. Captain Shepard came
to Princeton with a distinguished naval career
highlighted by the years 1961 to 19.64 when he
served as Naval Aide to the late President John
A native of Mobile, Alabama, Captain
Shepard is a 1942 graduate of the U. S. Naval
Academy. As a junior officer, he saw consider-
able action in the Pacific Theatre of World War
Two aboard the cruiser USS San Francisco. In
the process, the Captain was awarded the Navy
Cross, the Presidential Unit Citation and the
Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal with nine battle
In the immediate post-war years, the Cap-
tain underwent flight training at the.Naval Air
Stations at Corpus Christi, Texas and Pensacola,
Florida. From 1949 until 1952, Captain Shepard
attended the Naval Post Graduate School and the
University of California at Los Angeles where
he received his Master of Science degree in
Applied Physics. From then until 1960 he un-
dertook a variety of assignments, most of them
in Naval Aviation, including command of Heavy
In 1964 Captain Shepard completed his tour
in the White House and was given his first com-
mand at sea--the fleet oiler USS, Aucilla. From
1965 until assuming command of Princeton, the
Captain served with the Office of the Secretary
of the Navy in Washington, D. C., where he was
a member of the Retention Task Force.
4 Among his other achievements, the Captain
is the author of a book published in November,
1965, entitled JOHN F. KENNEDY, MAN OF THE
Captain Shepard is married to the former
Julia Ann Sparkman of Huntsville, Alabama,
daughter of Senator and Mrs. John Sparkman.
They have one son, Tazewell III, born January 8,
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