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    A tribute To Fleet Admiral Yamamoto Isoroku 山本五十六

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    Yamamoto Isoroku

    山本五十六

    4 April 1884 Nagaoka, Niigata, Japan
    18 April 1943 Solomon Islands

    Yamamoto's career promotions:

    Midshipman—14 November 1904
    Ensign—31 August 1905
    Sublieutenant—28 September 1907
    Lieutenant—11 October 1909
    Lieutenant Commander—13 December 1915
    Commander—1 December 1919
    Captain—1 December 1923
    Rear Admiral—30 November 1929
    Vice Admiral—15 November 1934
    Admiral—15 November 1940
    Fleet Admiral—18 April 1943 (posthumous)

    Awards:

    Grand Cordon of the Supreme Order of the Chrysanthemum (posthumously)
    Grand Cordon of the Order of the Rising Sun Paulownia Blossoms,
    Grand Cordon of the Order of the Sacred Treasure,
    Order of the Golden Kite (1st class),
    Order of the Golden Kite (2nd class),
    Grand Cross of the Order of the German Eagle
    Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords

    "I can gaurantee to put up a tough firght for the first six months but I have absolutely no confidence about what would happen if it went on for two or three years.... I hope you will make every effort to avoid war with America."