Rear Adm Jay DeLoach Inducted in SAR

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On September 9th, Rear Admiral Jay DeLoach, US Navy (retired) and former Director of the Naval History & Heritage Command was inducted into the New Bern Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution.  The induction ceremony was held in front of the Tryon Palace in New Bern.  Admiral DeLoach’s “Patriot Ancestor”, was his 5th generation great grandfather, Hardy DeLoach.  Hardy DeLoach was born in Edgecombe County and later moved to the Beaufort District of South Carolina, where he and his son John DeLoach (4th generation great grandfather) served in the South Carolina militia during the American Revolution.  This included service with General Francis Marion, the ‘Swamp Fox.’ During his naval service, Admiral DeLoach served on the ballistic missile submarine USS Patrick Henry (SSBN 599), which was named after his 4th generation great grandfather, Patrick Henry, the famous orator, statesman, governor of Virginia, and also a Colonel in the 1st Virginia Regiment, early in the Revolutionary War.

Pictured from left to right are Rolf Maris (New Bern Chapter President), Rear Admiral Jay DeLoach, Gary Gillette (New Bern Chapter VP & Registrar) and James Becker (NCSSAR Sr. VP).