Richard E. Byrd
American naval officer
Rear Admiral Richard Evelyn Byrd Jr., USN was an American naval officer and explorer. He was a recipient of the Medal of Honor, the highest honor for valor given by the United States,
Born: October 25, 1888, Winchester, Virginia, VA
Died: March 11, 1957, Beacon Hill, Boston, MA
Admiral Richard Byrd and his dog, Igloo. Click on Igloo to see how this stray became a beloved friend of Byrd,
Admiral Byrd is the only person to have three ticker-tape parades in New York City (in 1926, 1927 and 1930) given in his honor.