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James Walter Moreau

Date of birth: February 5, 1921
Date of death: Deceased
Place of Birth: Minnesota, Glenwood
Home of record: Glenwood Minnesota

James Moreau graduated from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, New London, Connecticut, Class of 1942. He retired as a U.S. Coast Guard Rear Admiral in 1978.


Legion of Merit

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Awarded for actions during the Vietnam War

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Legion of Merit to Rear Admiral James Walter Moreau, United States Coast Guard, for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services to the Government of the United States as Head of three study groups on finding Alternatives for Domestic Icebreaking, Requirements for Polar Icebreakers, and Analysis of Supply and Inventory Policies from December 1967 to December 1968. During this period he served as Assistant Project Manager for Polar Transportation Requirements, which served as the basis for the Transportation Department and the Coast Guard to clearly delineate their role in the polar regions. His establishment of this mutual forum of understanding gained a national leadership role in the Arctic for the Transportation Department and for the Coast Guard.

Action Date: December 1967 - December 1968

Service: Coast Guard

Rank: Rear Admiral