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Widow of Negro Coast Guard hero gets his medal.

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Title
Widow of Negro Coast Guard hero gets his medal.
Additional title: [Mrs. Charles W. David, Jr.; African American widow and her three-year-old son, Neil Adrian receiving the Navy and Marine Corps Medal from Rear Admiral, Stanley V. Parker.]
Names
United States. Office of War Information (Sponsor)
United States. Coast Guard (Photographer)
Collection

Military

World War II

United States Coast Guard.

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1942 - 1945
Library locations
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division
Shelf locator: Sc Photo Military
Topics
World War, 1939-1945
Military uniforms
Medals
African American women
Navies -- Officers
Widows
African American boys
Genres
Photographs
Gelatin silver prints
Notes
Content: Original file # : J-44-403 ; Caption on back: "New York, N. Y. - The widow of Coast Guardsman Charles W. David, Jr., a Steward's Mate first class, formerly of the Bronx, New York receives posthumously the Navy and Marine Corps Medal from Rear Admiral Stanley V. Parker, District Coast Guard Officer; Watching the presentation are Lieut. [Lieutenant] Robert W. Anderson of 291 East 8th St., Brooklyn and the hero's son, three-year-old Neil Adrian; David saved the life of Lieut. Anderson and helped save nearly a hundred others who were thrown into stormy, freezing Atlantic last year when a transport was torpedoed; Diving again and again into the dark seas, David finally succumbed to pneumonia from exhaustion and exposure; The medal, one of the highest Naval awards given, was accompanied by a citation signed by Secretary of Navy James Forrestal praising David's valor and bravery."
Physical Description
Extent: 1 photographic print : Gelatin silver ; 8 x 10 in
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b13049857
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 973e7060-c645-012f-7d93-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
The copyright and related rights status of this item has been reviewed by The New York Public Library, but we were unable to make a conclusive determination as to the copyright status of the item. You are free to use this Item in any way that is permitted by the copyright and related rights legislation that applies to your use.

Item timeline of events

  • 1942: Created (Approximate)
  • 2015: Digitized
  • 2016: Found by you!
  • 2017

MLA Format

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division, The New York Public Library. "Widow of Negro Coast Guard hero gets his medal." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1942 - 1945. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-fa2b-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division, The New York Public Library. "Widow of Negro Coast Guard hero gets his medal." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed December 5, 2016. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-fa2b-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division, The New York Public Library. (1942 - 1945). Widow of Negro Coast Guard hero gets his medal. Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-fa2b-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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Widow of Negro Coast Guard hero gets his medal.