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Service Status
Not Specified
Last Rank
Commander
Service Years
1941 - 1948
Designator/NEC
165X-Special Duty Officer - Public Affairs
Home State
Maryland
Commander Commander


Location
Maryland
Location of Interment
Evergreen Cemetery - Stonington, Connecticut
Sep 04, 1950
Service to 1948
Fleet Public Affairs Center
Fleet Public Affairs Center
Rank
Commander
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Commander Commander
1945 - 1947
Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal
Criteria
The Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal may be awarded to service members who, while serving in any capacity with the Navy or Marine Corps, distinguish themselves by heroism, outstanding achievem... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1945
World War II Victory Medal
Criteria
The World War II Victory Medal commemorates military service during the Second World War.
Description
Description Pending
1945
European-African-Middle Eastern Theater
Description
The European-Mediterranean-Middle East Theater was a major theater of operations during the Second World War (between December 7, 1941, and March 2, 1946). The vast size of Europe, Mediterranean and M... More
Memories
On August 8, 1941, Coale received a commission as a Lieutenant Commander in the Naval Reserve workin... More
1941 - 1945
Fleet Public Affairs Center/Fleet Public Affairs Center Pacific (FPACPAC)
Fleet Public Affairs Center/Fleet Public Affairs Center Pacific (FPACPAC)
Rank
Lieutenant Commander
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Lieutenant Commander Lieutenant Commander
1942 - 1943
American Campaign Medal
Criteria
The American Campaign Medal was awarded for For thirty days service outside the Continental United States but within the American Theater of Operations between December 7, 1941, and March 2, 1946; or,... More
Description
Description Pending
1942
Europe/African/Middle Eastern Campaign
Criteria
The European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal was awarded for for qualifying service within the European-African-Middle Eastern Theater of Operations between December 7, 1941, and March 2, 1946, ... More
Description
On August 8, 1941, Coale received a commission as a Lieutenant Commander in the Naval Reserve working as a Combat Artist for the Office of Public Affairs. His first assignment put him on a patrol in t... More
1942
Europe/African/Middle Eastern Campaign
Criteria
The European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal was awarded for for qualifying service within the European-African-Middle Eastern Theater of Operations between December 7, 1941, and March 2, 1946, ... More
Description
On August 8, 1941, Coale received a commission as a Lieutenant Commander in the Naval Reserve working as a Combat Artist for the Office of Public Affairs. His first assignment put him on a patrol in t... More
1942
Asiatic/Pacific Campaign Medal
Criteria
The Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal was awarded for for qualifying service within the Asiatic-Pacific Theater of Operations between December 7, 1941, and March 2, 1946, under any of the following condi... More
Description
On August 8, 1941, Coale received a commission as a Lieutenant Commander in the Naval Reserve working as a Combat Artist for the Office of Public Affairs. His first assignment put him on a patrol in t... More
1942
Asiatic/Pacific Campaign Medal
Criteria
The Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal was awarded for for qualifying service within the Asiatic-Pacific Theater of Operations between December 7, 1941, and March 2, 1946, under any of the following condi... More
Description
On August 8, 1941, Coale received a commission as a Lieutenant Commander in the Naval Reserve working as a Combat Artist for the Office of Public Affairs. His first assignment put him on a patrol in t... More
1942
Battle of Midway
Description
The Battle of Midway in the Pacific Theater of Operations was one of the most important naval battles of World War II. Between 4 and 7 June 1942, only six months after Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor, ... More
Memories
On August 8, 1941, Coale received a commission as a Lieutenant Commander in the Naval Reserve workin... More
1942 - 1942
Fleet Public Affairs Center/Fleet Public Affairs Center Atlantic (FPACLANT)
Fleet Public Affairs Center/Fleet Public Affairs Center Atlantic (FPACLANT)
Rank
Lieutenant Commander
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Lieutenant Commander Lieutenant Commander
1941 - 1942
American Defense Service Medal
Devices : Bronze Letter A
Criteria
The American Defense Service Medal was awarded for service in the Armed Forces between September 8, 1939, and December 7, 1941. Army members had to serve 12 months to be eligible, but Navy and Marine ... More
Description
Direct commission to LCDR August 1941 at the age of 51.
1941
Service from 1941

 
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