The Coast Guard Heritage Asset Collection of Art and Artifacts

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Article written by Robert Carlson, AUXPA1           The U. S. Coast Guard’s rich heritage dates back to 1790, with the establishment of the Revenue Marine. As one of the first branches of the U.S. armed services, the Coast Guard has preserved a small but representative collection that includes art and artifacts from […]

Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty: Fifth Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard Allen W. Thiele

Monday, October 16, 2017

Originally posted by loustewart, Friday, October 13, 2017 Allen W. Thiele was the fifth Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard, serving from 1986-1990. U.S. Coast Guard photo. Written By Petty Officer 2nd Class Loumania Stewart Coast Guard chief petty officers are known to make a significant difference in the Coast Guard. But some […]

The Long Blue Line: The Cutter Mercury and War of 1812 Operations in North Carolina

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Originally posted by cmsaylor, Thursday, October 12, 2017 A vintage illustration depicts Royal Navy ships launching barges during the War of 1812. (Library of Congress)   Written by William H. Thiesen, Ph.D. Coast Guard Atlantic Area Historian Before the War of 1812, revenue cutters enforced trade laws and interdicted smuggling. During the war, the cutters […]

Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty: Capt. Patricia McFetridge

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Originally posted by PACS Kyle Niemi, Friday, October 6, 2017 Capt. Patricia McFetridge enters The Distinguished Flying Cross Society (DFCS) Convention Gala in Dallas, Sept. 27, 2017, prior to being honored as the only known U.S. Coast Guard woman to be awarded a DFC. McFetridge is a DFCS member and was honored along with five […]

The Long Blue Line: Hispanic-American History of the U.S. Coast Guard

Monday, October 9, 2017

Originally posted by PACS Kyle Niemi, Thursday, October 5, 2017 (From left) Allan Dillenbeck, Coast Guard Cutter Point Cypress’ South Vietnamese Navy liaison, a U.S. Navy medic, and Fireman Heriberto “Eddie” Hernandez aboard their Whaler Sept. 20, 1968. Photo courtesy of Allan Dillenbeck. Written by William H. Thiesen Coast Guard Atlantic Area Historian Hispanic-Americans have served […]

The “Duck” memorial: Remembering WWII heroes

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Originally posted by cmsaylor, Tuesday, October 3, 2017 An expedition team of U.S. Coast Guard service members and North South Polar, Inc. scientists and explorers transport an ice melting machine over a crevasse near Koge Bay, Greenland, Aug. 29, 2012. The team used the machine to melt through the ice to locate the possible crash […]

The Long Blue Line: Evolution of the Coast Guard’s Search and Rescue mission

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Originally posted by PA2 Diana Honings, Thursday, September 28, 2017 Written by William H. Thiesen Coast Guard Atlantic Area Historian Petty Officer 1st Class Bernard Webber’s motor lifeboat, CG-36500, returns to Chatham, Mass., after rescuing 32 crewmen from a sinking tanker, Feb. 18, 1952. This rescue was dramatized in the feature film “The Finest Hours” […]

Honoring the 75th anniversary of Douglas Munro’s actions at Guadalcanal

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Originally posted by PA2 Diana Honings, Wednesday, September 27, 2017 Written by Petty Officer 2nd Class Tara Molle A 110-year-old Solomon Scout veteran prepares to lay a wreath during the Solomon Scouts and Coastwatchers Memorial at Honiara, Guadalcanal, in the Solomon Islands, Aug. 7, 2017. Solomon Scouts and Coastwatchers provided invaluable support and aid to the […]

Signalman 1st Class Douglas Albert Munro, the only CG awarded the Medal of Honor

Friday, September 29, 2017

 Article written by Douglas J. Manifold, AUXPA1 Douglas Albert Munro – Guadalcanal  Saving Lives Seventy-five years ago, September 27, 1942, Coast Guard Signalman Douglas Munro died at Guadalcanal. Munro enlisted in the Coast Guard because, “The Coast Guard is focused on saving lives, not taking them.”   Following basic training, Doug was assigned to the CG-manned […]

The Long Blue Line: the Coast Guard’s environmental protection mission

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Originally posted by PA2 Diana Honings, Thursday, September 21, 2017 This blog is part of a series honoring the long blue line of Coast Guard men and women who served before us. Stay tuned as we highlight the customs, traditions, history and heritage of the Coast Guard. Written by William H. Thiesen Coast Guard Atlantic Area Historian […]

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