Group to Captain P.E. Schroeder, USCG

Product ID: B-3490
Country: United States
Condition: VF

Group to Captain Paul E. Schroeder, US Coast Guard: Meritorious Service Medal, unnamed; Coast Guard Commendation Medal, transitional type, machine-engraved “Paul E. Schroeder/Aug 71-Apr 76″; Coast Guard Achievement Medal, machine-engraved “Paul E. Schroeder/4-23-79 – 10-24-79″; National Defense Service Medal, with star on the ribbon; Coast Guard Expert Pistol Shot Medal. [The Commendation, National Defense and Expert Pistol medals are bar-mounted for wear; the others are unmounted.]. With a matching ribbon bar set (with a gold star on the Commendation Medal ribbon); a set of three mounted miniature medals: Coast Guard Commendation Medal (transitional type); National Defense Service Medal and Coast Guard Expert Pistol Shot Medal; and a mounted pair of miniature medals (National Defense and Coast Guard Expert Pistol). With various loose ribbon bars and rank insignia.

Captain Schroeder was born in Buffalo, New York, in December 1930 and was a graduate of the Coast Guard Academy, Class of 1954, where he was captain of the wrestling team. As a junior officer he taught at the Academy and served at the Coast Guard Training Center, Yorktown, Virginia. In 1971, Commander Schroeder took command of USCGC Durable, homeported in Brownsville, Texas. After only a short period there, he moved to be assistant chief of training and procurement at Coast Guard Headquarters. By 1980, Schroeder was a captain heading the Administrative Services Division in Coast Guard Headquarters. Captain Schroeder retired in July 1984. He does not appear in the 2020 Coast Guard Register of Retired Officers.