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Henry Crawford Perkins

Date of birth: October 24, 1904
Date of death: Deceased
Place of Birth: Rhode Island, Pawtucket
Home of record: Pawtucket Rhode Island

Henry Perkins graduated from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, New London, Connecticut, Class of 1925. He retired as a U.S. Coast Guard Rear Admiral in 1960.


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 with Combat "V" to Captain Henry Crawford Perkins, United States Coast Guard, for meritorious service in connection with operations against the enemy as Commanding Officer of the U.S.S. LEONARD WOOD (APA-12), during the amphibious assaults and capture of Saipan, Anguar, Leyte and Luzon, during World War II. [Captain Perkins is authorized to wear the Combat "V".]

Action Date: 1944 - 1945

Service: Coast Guard

Rank: Captain