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Service Status
Not Specified
Last Rank
Rear Admiral Upper Half
Service Years
1917 - 1946
Designator/NEC
9420-Officer in Charge Naval Shore Activity
Home State
Massachusetts
Rear Admiral Upper Half Rear Admiral Upper Half
Naval Reserve Badge
Command at Sea
Command Ashore


Location
Massachusetts
Plot Coordinates
Plot: 8, 0, 13-B
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Apr 10, 1961
Service to 1946
U.S. Merchant Marine Academy  (Faculty Staff)
U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (Faculty Staff)
Rank
Rear Admiral Upper Half
Designator/NEC
9421-Commanding Officer, Naval Shore Activity
Comments
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Rear Admiral Upper Half Rear Admiral Upper Half
1943 - 1946
World War II Victory Medal
Criteria
The World War II Victory Medal commemorates military service during the Second World War.
Description
Description Pending
1945
Naval Reserve Medal
Criteria
The Naval Reserve Medal was awarded to commissioned officers and enlisted members of the Naval Reserve upon completion of ten years service in the Naval Reserve Force, National Naval Volunteers, or in... More
Comments
1920-1943.
1943
USS West Point (AP-23)
USS West Point (AP-23)
Rank
Captain
Comments
Comments Pending
Captain Captain
1941 - 1943
World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater
Description
The plan of the Pacific subseries was determined by the geography, strategy, and the military organization of a theater largely oceanic. Two independent, coordinate commands, one in the Southwest Paci... More
1941 - 1943
<B>US Merchant Marine (USMM)</b>
US Merchant Marine (USMM)
Rank
Commodore
Comments
Comments Pending
Commodore Commodore
1920 - 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
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
Description Pending
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
Description Pending
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
Description Pending
1942
East Indies Campaign (1941-42)
Description
The Dutch East Indies campaign of 1941–42 was the conquest of the Dutch East Indies (Indonesia) by forces from the Empire of Japan in the early days of the Pacific Campaign of World War II. Forces fro... More
1942 - 1942
Reserve Special Commendation Ribbon
Criteria
The Reserve Special Commendation Ribbon was issued to any officer of the Naval Reserve who had commanded a Naval Reserve Battalion for a period exceeding four years. To be eligible for the Reserve Spe... More
Description
1930-1941, The Reserve Special Commendation Ribbon was issued to any officer of the Naval Reserve who had commanded a Naval Reserve Battalion for a period exceeding four years. To be eligible for the ... More
1941
China Service Medal
Criteria
The China Service Medal was awarded to Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard personnel who: Served ashore in China or who were attached to any of the vessels that operated in support of the operations in... More
Description
Description Pending
1941
American Defense Service Medal
Devices : Bronze Letter A Star in Lieu of the following Clasps
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
Description Pending
1941
Gold Lifesaving Medal 1882-1949
Criteria
The Gold Lifesaving Medal is awarded by the Commandant of the Coast Guard to any person who rescues, or endeavors to rescue, any other person from drowning, shipwreck, or other peril of the water.
Comments
Comments Pending
1939
Navy Cross
Criteria
The Navy Cross may be awarded to any person who, while serving with the Navy or Marine Corps, distinguishes himself in action by extraordinary heroism not justifying an award of the Medal of Honor.... More
Comments
Navy Cross
Dangerous winter storms in the North Atlantic threatened shipping in early 1933. Captain Legg of the SS Exeter City and three of his crew were swept overboard, and the British freighter bega... 
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1933
Gold Lifesaving Medal 1882-1949
Criteria
The Gold Lifesaving Medal is awarded by the Commandant of the Coast Guard to any person who rescues, or endeavors to rescue, any other person from drowning, shipwreck, or other peril of the water.
Comments
1933 Captain Giles C. Stedman Given Life-Saving Benevolent Medal.

Captain Giles C. Stedman (USNR and USMM) Given Life-Saving Benevolent Association Medal by Herbert L. Satterlee, dated 04-28-1933.
1933
Silver Lifesaving Medal 1882-1949
Criteria
The Silver Lifesaving Medal is awarded by the Commandant of the Coast Guard to any person who rescues, or endeavors to rescue, any other person from drowning, shipwreck, or other peril of water. To me... More
Comments
United States Lines - S.S. PRESIDENT HARDING:

New York celebrated with a parade and ceremonies at City Hall in tribute to the brave crew of PRESIDENT HARDING, who, by a great display of courage, resc... 
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1933
Gold Lifesaving Medal 1882-1949
Criteria
The Gold Lifesaving Medal is awarded by the Commandant of the Coast Guard to any person who rescues, or endeavors to rescue, any other person from drowning, shipwreck, or other peril of the water.
Comments
United States Lines - S.S. PRESIDENT HARDING:

New York celebrated with a parade and ceremonies at City Hall in tribute to the brave crew of PRESIDENT HARDING, who, by a great display of courage, resc... 
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1925
Military Valor Medal (Italian)
Comments
First rescue at sea and acts of seagoing heroism:
In 1925, while serving as the First officer of the passenger liner SS Harding, in raging seas and at great personal risk, Stedman commanded the lifeb... 
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1925
Celestial Navigation School
Celestial Navigation School
Rank
Ensign
Designator/NEC
169X-Special Duty Officer - Merchant Marine, Communications
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Line Officer
Ensign Ensign
1919 - 1920
Naval Reserve Midshipmen School
Naval Reserve Midshipmen School
Rank
Ensign
Comments
Comments Pending
Ensign Ensign
1919 - 1919
USS Ossipee (WPG-50)
USS Ossipee (WPG-50)
Rank
Petty Officer Third Class
Designator/NEC
QM-0000-Quartermaster
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QM-Quartermaster
1917 - 1919
WWI Victory Medal
Criteria
The World War I Victory Medal was awarded for military service during the First World War. It was awarded for active service between April 6, 1917, and November 11, 1918; for service with the American... More
Description
Served 1917-1919 as a Quartermaster in the Coast Guard.
1918
Atlantic Convoy
Description
Atlantic Convoy
1918 - 1918
Service from 1917

 
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