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VADM THOMAS R. SARGENT
VADM Thomas R. Sargent 
2017 Wall of Gallantry - Vice Admiral Thomas R. Sargent
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Legion of Merit with Combat “V” Device to 
Lieutenant Commander Thomas R. Sargent
United States Coast Guard 

For services as set forth in the following Citation:

For meritorious service as Commanding Officer of the U.S.S. Sandusky during the operation against enemy Japanese-held island in the Southwest Pacific War Area from December 1, 1944 to March 8, 1945. Despite hostile air attacks against our shipping, Lieutenant Commander Sargent escorted numerous important convoys into the combat area, thereby contributing directly to the success of our forces. His courage and devotion to duty were in the keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.