BRONZE STAR MEDAL The Secretary of the Navy WASHINGTON
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the BRONZE STAR MEDAL to
LIEUTENANT GLEN WILLIAM COLEMAN UNITED STATES NAVAL RESERVE
for the service as set forth the following
“For meritorious achievement as Torpedo Officer on board the U.S.S. HOEL in action against enemy Jap- anese forces during the Battle off Samar, October 25, 1944. When a direct hit severed communication after he had launched his first salvo of torpedoes by director control from the bridge, Lieutenant (then Lieutenant, Junior Grade,) Coleman immediately proceeded to the remaining torpedo tube to direct the launching of the salvo by local control, thereby assisting his command- ing officer in completing two successful runs against enemy capital ships. His initiative and devotion to duty were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.”
Lieutenant Coleman is authorized to wear the combat “V”.