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Jester, Maurice David

Date of birth:
May 13th, 1889
Date of death:
August 31st, 1957
Buried on:
Arlington National Cemetery
Nationality:
American (1776 - present, Republic)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Lieutenant Commander
Unit:
U.S.C.G.C. Icarus (WPC-110), U.S. Coast Guard
Awarded on:
July 1942
"For extraordinary heroism and distinguished service in the line of his profession as Commanding Officer of the U.S.S. ICARUS (WPC-110) during a successful action on 9 May 1942, with an enemy German submarine. The conduct of Lieutenant Commander Jester throughout this action reflects great credit upon himself, and was in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service."
Bureau of Naval Personnel Information Bulletin No. 304
Navy Cross

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