Gene R. La Rocque

From the Washington Post article by Matt Schudel:

Gene R. La Rocque, Navy admiral who became Pentagon critic, dies at 98

Gene R. La Rocque, a retired Navy rear admiral who witnessed the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor in 1941 and who later irritated many former colleagues with his outspoken criticism of Pentagon practices and what he considered a suicidal nuclear arms race, died Oct. 31 at a hospital in Washington. He was 98.

The cause was kidney failure, said his daughter, Annette La Rocque Fitzsimmons.

Adm. La Rocque (pronounced la-ROCK) joined the Navy in 1940, served in the Pacific throughout World War II and rose to the rank of two-star admiral, or rear admiral upper half.

 

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