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William H. Munter

Date of birth: March 2, 1880
Date of death: July 10, 1957
Place of Birth: Maryland, Baltimore
Home of record: Baltimore Maryland

William Munter was commissioned in 1901 through the School of Instruction of the Revenue Cutter Service, precursor to the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. He retired as a U.S. Coast Guard Rear Admiral in 1944.

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 William H. Munter, United States Coast Guard, for distinguished service in the line of his profession as Commanding Officer of the U.S.S. OSSIPPEE, 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: September 3, 1917 - November 16, 1918

Service: Coast Guard

Rank: Captain

Company: Commanding Officer

Division: U.S.S. Ossippee

Legion of Merit

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Awarded for actions during the World War II

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Legion of Merit to Captain William H. Munter, United States Coast Guard, for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services to the Government of the United States as District Coast Guard Officer of the THIRTEENTH Naval District, Seattle, Washington, from April 1942 to April 1944. Establishing and maintaining superbly trained and equipped port security organizations, Captain Munter has aided vitally in the successful prosecution of war. By his expert administrative ability and devotion to duty, he has contributed materially to the safe passage of thousands of tons of shipping and to the uninterrupted flow of our nation's resources to the battle fronts of the world.

General Orders: U.S. Coast Guard Historian's Office

Action Date: April 1942 - April 1944

Service: Coast Guard

Rank: Captain