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Chester R. Bender

Date of birth: March 14, 1914
Date of death: July 20, 1996
Burial location: Arlington, Virginia
Place of Birth: West Virginia, Burnsville
Home of record: Plant City Florida

Chester Bender graduated from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, Class of 1936. He served as Superintendent of the Coast Guard Academy from 1965 to 1967, and as the 14th Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard from 1970 to 1974, and retired as a U.S. Coast Guard Admiral in 1974.

AWARDS AND CITATIONS

Coast Guard Distinguished Service Medal

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Awarded for actions during the Peace Time Awards

(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: Admiral Chester R. Bender, United States Coast Guard, was awarded the Coast Guard Distinguished Service Medal for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States as Commandant of the United States Coast Guard from 1 June 1970 to 1972. The singularly distinctive accomplishments of Admiral Bender and his dedicated contributions reflect the highest credit upon himself and the United States Coast Guard.

Action Date: June 1, 1970 - 1972

Service: Coast Guard

Rank: Admiral

Coast Guard Distinguished Service Medal

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Awarded for actions during the Peace Time Awards

(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: Admiral Chester R. Bender, United States Coast Guard, was awarded a Gold Star in lieu of a Second Award of the Coast Guard Distinguished Service Medal for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States as Commandant of the United States Coast Guard from 1 June 1970 to 1 June 1974. The singularly distinctive accomplishments of Admiral Bender culminate a long and distinguished career in the service of his country and his dedicated contributions reflect the highest credit upon himself and the United States Coast Guard.

Action Date: June 1, 1970 - June 1, 1974

Service: Coast Guard

Rank: Admiral

Legion of Merit

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Awarded for actions during the Peace Time Awards

(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: Rear Admiral Chester R. Bender, United States Coast Guard, was awarded the Legion of Merit for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services to the Government of the United States for the three tours of duty preceding his appointment as Commandant of the United States Coast Guard, including serving as Superintendent of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy from 1965 - 1967.

Action Date: 1965 - 1970

Service: Coast Guard

Rank: Rear Admiral