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John Luther Steinmetz

Date of birth: November 16, 1904
Date of death: Deceased
Place of Birth: Maryland, Chase
Home of record: McDonogh Maryland

John Steinmetz graduated from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, New London, Connecticut, Class of 1927. He retired as a U.S. Coast Guard Rear Admiral in 1959.


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 Captain John Luther Steinmetz, United States Coast Guard, for meritorious achievement of service, not involving aerial flight in connection with operations against an opposing armed force as Commander, Patrol Frigate Division TWENTY-NINE, in the Pacific War Area, from November 1943 to February 1945. His division performed convoy escort duties, maintained supply, and fired many successful missions on Japanese-held positions from New Guinea to the Philippine Islands.

Action Date: November 1943 - February 1945

Service: Coast Guard

Rank: Captain