736. GIDEON WILCOX11 ALMY, III (Gideon Wilcox10-9, Jacob8, Levi7, Jacob6, Holder5, Job4-3-2, William1),b. Newport, RI, 7 Apr 1939.
He m. Glen Burnie, MD, 1 Mar 1969, VIRGINIA ELIZABETH WADDELL, b. Richmond, VA, 13 Apr 1941; dau of Bertha Mae Waddell.
|i||LATISHA LYNN12, b. Lynchburg, VA, 21 May 1963; m. Elizabeth City, NC, Sep 1982, TIMOTHY PAUL SCOFIELD, b. 30 Dec 1959; son of Earnest Leroy and Betty Scofield. Child: Jamie Lynn Almy, b. Virginia Beach, VA, 10 Mar 1982. They were divorced in 1986.|
|ii||ELIZABETH ANN, b. Annapolis, MD, 16 Feb 1970; m. San Diego, CA, Apr 1990, DUSTIN THEODORE FELOS, b. Glenwood, IA, 6 May 1969; son of Steven and Vicki Felos. Child: Jessica Kristine Felos, b. Fairfield, CA (Travis AFB) 26 Nov 1990. They were divorced in Norfolk, VA, May 1992.|
|iii||GIDEON WILCOX, IV, b. Boston, MA, 24 May 1980.|
Gideon enlisted in the Navy in 1956 and in the course of ten years enlisted service advanced to the rank of Chief Boatswain's Mate. In 1968 he was appointed as a Warrant Officer (Boatswain WO-1) and following his promotion to Chief Warrant Officer (CWO-2) in 1970, he received appointment as Lieutenant (junior grade) (Deck) under the Limited Duty Officer Program. Subsequently, in 1974, he was accepted for redesignation and following his promotion to Lieutenant, was appointed as an Officer in the Unrestricted Line.
Gideon's service included tours of duty at Naval Station, Argentia, Newfoundland; Naval Station Annapolis, Maryland; as a Craftmaster in the Republic of Vietnam; in the membership of the U.S. Atlantic Fleet Propulsion Examining Board, Norfolk, Virginia and as Chief Staff Officer for Commander Service Squadron Eight in Little Creek, Virginia. He has served at sea in USS CORAL SEA (CVA 43); USS MIDWAY (CVA 41); USS TACONIC (AGC 17); USS CALOOSAHATCHEE (AOJ 98); Staff, Commander Service Squadron Two; USS SYLVANIA (AFS 2); USS BLANDY (DD 943) and USS TARAWA (LHA 1). He commanded USS HOIST (ARS 40); USS PAPAGO (ATF 160); USS RECOVERY (ARS 43) and USS EDSON (DD 946). He reported as Officer in Charge, Navy Inactive Fleet after having completed a tour of duty as Chief Staff Officer for Commander Surface Warfare Development Group in July 1993. Captain Almy retired from the U.S. Navy 1 September 1994 after 38 years, 5 months of service of which over 22 years were spent in sea duty assignment.
Captain Gideon Almy's medals and awards are too numerous to include here.
REFERENCES: FAMILY RECORDS; NEWSPAPER CLIPPINGS.