In the section of Coast Guard buried in Arlington, you're missing:
Vice Admiral Raymond J. Mauerman, USCG, interred January 1987. Served forty years in the Coast Guard as an enlisted man, cadet at the USCG Academy, and commissioned service – in World War I, World War II, and Korea. His last assignment on active service was as the Superintendent of the Coast Guard Academy from September 1954 to June 1957. Please add his name.
Commander Robert T. Rose, USCGR Ret – his stepson.
Captain Raymond J. Mauerman, United States Coast Guard, was awarded the Legion of Merit for: “meritorious conduct as commanding officer of the USS JOSEPH T. DICKMAN during the amphibious invasion of Italy.
Displaying keen judgment and expert professional skill, he effectively directed the training planning and performance of his; ship under devastating hostile fire, enabling roops, vehicles and equipment to be disembarked expeditiously on the well fortified enemy beachhead.
By his splendid ship handling and sound evasive tactics he fought his vessel ably and efficiently during repeated heavy bombing attacks and brought her through without serious casualties to his command.”
Captain Mauerman was awarded a Gold Star in lieu of a second Legion of Merit for: “outstanding services as commanding officer of DICKMAN prior to and during the amphibious invasion of Southern France 15, 1944.
Captain Mauerman efficiently organized and thoroughly trained his ship and boat group to execute the assigned mission leading transporting to the assault area and landing the embarked army assault units on the invasion beaches on the coast of Southern France. His able conduct of this task contributed materially to the effective establishment of the beachhead and to the overall success of the invasion.”
MAUERMAN, ETHEL M W/O RAYMOND J
- DATE OF BIRTH: 04/10/1903
- DATE OF DEATH: 11/16/1951
- BURIED AT: SECTION 3 SITE 2169-A
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
- WIFE OF RJ MAUERMAN, R/ADM USCG
Michael Robert Patterson was born in Arlington and is the son of a former officer of the US Army. So it was no wonder that sooner or later his interests drew him to American history and especially to American military history. Many of his articles can be found on renowned portals like the New York Times, Washingtonpost or Wikipedia.
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