Mr. Broaddus, a native of Richmond, Virginia, graduated from the University of Virginia and entered premedical training before joining the U.S. Navy in 1940.
After reserve officer training, he served on the USS MOONSTONE. Broaddus was assigned to submarine chaser duty in December 1942, where he served in Atlantic convoy duty until the fall of 1944. He subsequently assumed command of the USS CATES (DE 176) and continued convoy duty of troop ships in the North Atlantic until VE day. The CATES was deployed to the Pacific and Lt. Commander Broaddus arrived in Japan immediately after the end of World War II.
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