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Frank Ashton Leamy

Date of birth: May 13, 1900
Date of death: June 24, 1966
Burial location: Arlington, Virginia
Place of Birth: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Home of record: Philadelphia Pennsylvania

Frank Leamy graduated from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, New London, Connecticut, Class of 1925. From 1957 to 1960 he served as Superintendent of the Academy. He retired as a U.S. Coast Guard Rear Admiral in 1960.


Legion of Merit

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Awarded for actions during the Cold War

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Legion of Merit to Rear Admiral Frank Ashton Leamy, United States Coast Guard, for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services to the Government of the United States, culminating as Superintendent of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy from 1957 to 1960. Admiral Leamy displayed conscientious endeavors in benefiting the stature of the Academy and the prestige of the Coast Guard by his professional imagination, foresight, driving sprit and devotion to duty.

Action Date: 1957 - 1960

Service: Coast Guard

Rank: Rear Admiral

Distinguished Flying Cross

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Awarded for actions during the Peace Time Awards

The Secretary of the Treasury, acting for the President, takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Lieutenant Commander Frank Ashton Leamy, United States Coast Guard, for outstanding performance, on 21 May 1937, in flying an airplane of the Coast Guard a distance of approximately sixty miles from the Salem Air Station, to contact the trawler WHITE CAP, in the open sea, and removing from that trawler an officer whose left arm had been severed. The patient was then safely transported to Salem, Massachusetts, for emergency treatment and further hospitalization. The flight was made under adverse conditions and rough seas which made landing and take-off hazardous. The Department takes great pleasure in commending him for the distinguished service rendered which saved a life.

Action Date: May 21, 1937

Service: Coast Guard

Rank: Lieutenant Commander