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James Weldon Williams

Date of birth: March 2, 1914
Date of death: April 1, 1991
Burial location: Arlington, Virginia
Place of Birth: Texas, Farmersville
Home of record: Farmersville Texas

James Williams graduated from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, New London, Connecticut, Class of 1938. He retired as a U.S. Coast Guard Rear Admiral in 1974.


Legion of Merit

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Awarded for actions during the Vietnam War

(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: Rear Admiral James Weldon Williams, 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 as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration in the Office of the Secretary of Transportation, Washington, D. C., from May 1967 to December 1968.

Action Date: May 1967 - December 1968

Service: Coast Guard

Rank: Rear Admiral