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Charles Frederick Howell

Date of birth: 1881
Date of death: July 20, 1940
Burial location: Arlington, Virginia
Place of Birth: New Jersey, Bordentown
Home of record: Bordentown New Jersey

Charles Howell was commissioned in 1901 through the School of Instruction of the Revenue Cutter Service, precursor to the graduated from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. He retired as a U.S. Coast Guard Rear Admiral on July 1, 1940, just nineteen days before he died of a heart attack.


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 Captain Charles Frederick Howell, United States Coast Guard, for distinguished service in the line of his profession as Commanding Officer of the U.S.S. ARCTURUS, 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: Captain

Company: Commanding Officer

Division: U.S.S. Arcturus