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Cesar Romero: Hollywood Star, WWII Seaman

Published Oct 10, 2021 11:38 PM by U.S. Coast Guard News

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[By Nora L. Chidlow] In the pre-dawn hours of June 15, 1944, American cannon fire fell from the sky and Allied aircraft dived t...

How the Fishing Fleet Served the U.S. Coast Guard in WWII

Published Jul 23, 2021 2:09 PM by U.S. Coast Guard News

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[By J. Edwin Nieves, public affairs officer, Coast Guard Auxiliary Division 6] In the early days of World War II, demand skyroc...

Merle Smith, First African-American USCG Academy Graduate, Dies at 76

Published Jul 2, 2021 3:12 PM by U.S. Coast Guard News

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A pioneer, commander, lawyer, athlete, husband, father, and friend are words that describe Cmdr. Merle Smith, Jr. The first Africa...

How One Buoy Tender Helped Thousands Escape New Orleans After Katrina

Published Jun 28, 2021 5:41 PM by U.S. Coast Guard News

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[By PO1 William A. Bleyer] On Aug. 28, 2005, the Coast Guard’s 160-foot construction tender Pamlico was spudded down on t...

The Coastguardsman Who Survived Two Sinkings on D-Day

Published Jun 6, 2021 6:42 PM by U.S. Coast Guard News

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[By Scott T. Price, Chief Historian, United States Coast Guard] On July 17, 1942, at the age of 18, Eugene Edwin Oxley, enliste...

USCG Carries Out Fisheries Enforcement in the Philippine Sea

Published Feb 28, 2021 8:28 PM by U.S. Coast Guard News

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 The Coast Guard Cutter Kimball has concluded a successful two week patrol to counter illegal, unreported and unregulated fis...

A Break in the Silence: The Sound of a Winter Arctic Voyage

Published Jan 31, 2021 8:48 PM by U.S. Coast Guard News

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On a months-long winter mission to project U.S. sovereignty and to conduct scientific research, the Coast Guard cutter Polar Star,...

The Cutter Daphne and the “North Atlantic Vegetable War”

Published Dec 4, 2020 2:00 PM by U.S. Coast Guard News

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[By Cmdr. William A. McKinstry, United States Coast Guard] As the crew of the Ganeff [sic] told it, they were anchored on...

Class of 1980: 40 Years of Women at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy

Published Nov 29, 2020 8:13 PM by U.S. Coast Guard News

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[Cmdr. Kathy A. Hamblett, United States Coast Guard retired] Framed as heroes, we are often labeled as courageous by others. To...

Photos: The USCG in the Persian Gulf War and the Origins of the PSU

Published Nov 22, 2020 5:22 PM by U.S. Coast Guard News

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[By Capt. John R. Olson, United States Coast Guard Reserve (retired)] Beginning in 1982, the United States Coast Guard assigned...

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