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Thomas Marcus Molloy

Date of birth: June 4, 1874
Date of death: October 11, 1945
Burial location: Arlington, Virginia
Place of Birth: Massachusetts, Worcester
Home of record: Worcester Massachusetts

Appointed a Cadet in the Coast Guard upon graduation from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in 1897, Thomas Molloy was commissioned a Coast Guard ensign through the School of Instruction of the Revenue Cutter Service in 1899. He retired as a U.S. Coast Guard Rear Admiral in 1945.


Navy Cross

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Awarded for actions during the World War I

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Navy Cross to First Lieutenant Thomas Marcus Molloy, United States Coast Guard, for distinguished service in the line of his profession as Commanding Officer of the U.S.S. RAMBLER, engaged in the important, exacting and hazardous duty of transporting and escorting troops and supplies through waters infested with enemy submarines and mines, during World War I.

Action Date: 1918

Service: Coast Guard

Rank: First Lieutenant

Company: Commanding Officer

Division: U.S.S. Rambler