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Charles Turner Joy

Charles Joy served as the commander of US Naval Forces in the Far East from 1949-1952.

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b. February 17, 1895 - d. June, 1956

Charles Joy served as the commander of US Naval Forces in the Far East from 1949-1952. Joy was involved in the Korean action, and was selected by General Matthew Ridgeway to serve as a senior delegate and chief of the U.N. Command delegation to the Korean Armistice Conference.

Admiral, US Navy, 1933-1937; Commander, US Naval Forces in Far East, 1949-1952; Chief, UN Command Delegation to Korean Armistice Conference, 1950-1952; Superintendent, US Naval Academy, 1952-1954