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Philip Francis Roach

Date of birth: February 11, 1881
Date of death: March 8, 1976
Burial location: Arlington, Virginia
Place of Birth: Colorado, Sedalia
Home of record: Sedalia Colorado

Philip Roach was appointed a cadet in the Coast Guard in 1904 and was Commissioned through the School of Instruction of the Revenue Cutter Service, precursor to the Coast Guard Academy, in 1907. He retired as a U.S. Coast Guard Commodore in 1945.

AWARDS AND CITATIONS

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 Philip Francis Roach, United States Coast Guard, for distinguished service in the line of his profession as Commanding Officer of the U.S.S. MANNING and the U.S.S. LYDONIA, 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. Manning

Legion of Merit

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Awarded for actions during the World War II

(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: Rear Admiral Philip Francis Roach, 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 during World War II.

Service: Coast Guard

Rank: Rear Admiral