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Raymond Thomas McElligott

Date of birth: September 2, 1896
Date of death: Deceased
Place of Birth: California, San Francisco
Home of record: San Francisco California

Raymond McElligott was appointed a cadet in the Coast Guard in 1916, and was commissioned through the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, Class of 1918. He retired as a U.S. Coast Guard Rear Admiral in 1956.


Bronze Star

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Awarded for actions during the World War II

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Bronze Star Medal to Rear Admiral Raymond Thomas McElligott, United States Coast Guard, for meritorious achievement as Commanding Officer of a transport during two assault landing operations against enemy-held islands in the Pacific during January and June 1944. By his expert direction of training and operations of his ship and attached landing craft, he contributed largely to the success of the naval phase of the eminently successful attacks. His conduct throughout was in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Action Date: January & June 1944

Service: Coast Guard

Rank: Rear Admiral