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Then-Captain William Reynolds receives his commission as Rear Admiral, 1923.
190228-G-G0000-2015.JPG Photo By: U.S COAST GUARD

COAST GUARD HEADQUARTERS, Washington, D.C. - Transcription of the original caption: "Capt. Wm. E. Reynolds (right)receiving his commission as a Rear Admiral in the U.S. Coast Guard from Asst. Secy. Clifford of the Treasury. Adml. Reynolds, who is the Commandant of the Coast Guard, is the first officer to hold his rank. Has served with Coast Guard since 1878. Native of Md."; Photo by Harris & Ewing, dated 1923 January or February." The Assistant Secretary of the Treasury in the above photo was Edward Clifford. Harris & Ewing Collection, Library of Congress, No. 42756.


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