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Certificate of Satisfactory Service

Date: Aug. 26 1946 | Identifier: 934.1.b
Certificate of Satisfactory Service awarded to Lieutenant (JG) Richard Norman Tetlie for his service in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Signed by James Forrestal, secretary of the Navy. Tetlie enlisted in the U.S. Navy in November of 1943 and underwent four months of training at the Naval Reserve Midshipmen’s School in New York, NY. After completing the program Ensign Tetlie spent one month training at the U.S. Pacific Fleet Amphibious Forces Training Command at Fort Emory, CA. Upon completion of his training, Tetlie was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant (January 1944) and assigned as a Ship-to-Shore Division Officer of the Fort Emory Detachment, Landing Craft School, Coronado, CA, where he was tasked with training men in the fundamentals of the amphibious ship-to-shore maneuver (January 1944- May 1945). In June of 1945, Lt. Tetlie was assigned to the USS New York (BB-34) as the ship’s Newspaper Reporter, Historian, and Chief Warrant Officer (under instruction). Lt. Tetlie served aboard the USS New York until January 1946 when he was reassigned as a Public Information Officer in the Third Naval District. Lt. Tetlie was released from active duty on the 26th of August 1946. more...