Coast Guard Distinguished Service Medal


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Coast Guard Distinguished Service Medal Or (CGDSM) is a decoration of the United States Coast Guard. Established August, 4 1949.  Prior to this date, members of the Coast Guard were eligible to receive the Navy Distinguished Service Medal.

The Coast Guard Distinguished Service Medal

Is an especially hard award to achieve.  Hence you can spend a lifetime and not obtain this award.

Here is a special thanks

to these brave individuals who have conquered these tasks to gain this legendary award thank you.

• Vice Admiral Paul Edwin Trimble

Vietnam War

Admiral Trimble serving as Chief of Staff and Assistant Commandant of the United States Coast Guard therefore from June 1964 to November 1966. The singularly distinctive accomplishments of Vice Admiral Trimble culminate a long and distinguished career in the service of his country and his dedicated contributions reflect the highest credit upon himself and the United States Coast Guard.  In conclusion  Paul Trimble graduated from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, Class of 1936.

 Master Chief Petty Officer Vincent W. Patton, III

• 30 Years Of Exemplary Service

Master Chief Patton, accomplished the rank of Eagle Scout and was a former Naval Sea Cadet during his high school years.  Patton joined the Coast Guard in 1972.  Furthermore Chief Patton was selected as one of the Olympic Torchbearers for the 2002 Winter Olympics. From 1998 to 2002 he served as the 8th Master Chief Petty Officer of the United States Coast Guard. As a result he retired from the Coast Guard in 2002.


If you need help obtaining this medal, please call us at 866-420-4147 and we will take you through the process or you may visit the National Archives to acquire your or next of kin service records. These medals are protected by the Stolen Valor Act and are illegal to wear or display if you are not the recipient. Service Medals requires proper documentation to obtain these medals.

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