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Joint Forces Journal

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VOL. 24 - NO. 46
DEC 15 - 22, 2019
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Award Named for Coast Guard WWII Hero

Nov 08, 2019
by Aaron Besecker
A military aid society has established an award to honor Lt. Thomas "Jimmy" Crotty, a South Buffalo native whose remains recently came back to Western New York.

The Lt. Thomas James Crotty Inspirational Leadership Award will be given by Coast Guard Mutual Assistance to its representative who "best exemplifies a willingness to go above and beyond in the service of the Coast Guard community," the organization announced.

Crotty died in July 1942 in a Japanese prison camp. He was 30.

Crotty served on American minesweeper and was heralded for actions during the siege of Corregidor in the Philippines.

His remains were identified this summer and recently arrived at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station.

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Photo caption: Lt. James Crotty as lieutenant junior grade aboard a Coast Guard cutter. (U.S. Coast Guard)


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