William Thiesen

Capt. Fraser: The U.S. Coast Guard's Forgotten Visionary

Published Sep 2, 2022 9:04 PM by William Thiesen

Posted in: Government

. . . [Captain] Fraser opposed an Assistant Secretary of the Treasury, and this official’s hostility proved fatal to the Cap...

Guadalcanal at 80: The USCG and the Island-Hopping Campaign

Published Aug 7, 2022 12:15 PM by William Thiesen

Posted in: Government

. . . this Reinforced Division not only held their important strategic positions despite determined and repeated Japanese naval, a...

12 Years Later: The Deepwater Horizon Spill

Published Apr 27, 2022 5:31 PM by William Thiesen

Posted in: Government

"Even Exxon Valdez pales in comparison to the volume, scale, number of Coast Guard resources, how much time has been devoted...

U.S. Coast Guard Commemorates the 80th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor

Published Dec 7, 2021 2:49 PM by William Thiesen

Posted in: Government

In his war declaration speech, President Franklin Roosevelt labeled Dec. 7, 1941, as a “date that will live in infamy.&rdquo...

Catching Rumrunners: How Prohibition Built the Modern Coast Guard

Published Nov 21, 2021 3:50 PM by William Thiesen

Posted in: Government

[Prohibition] was a hard unremitting war with few of the rewards normally accompanying performance of such duty. Yet under the law...

150 Years of U.S. Arctic Operations

Published Sep 13, 2020 11:05 PM by William Thiesen

Posted in: Government

If you are subjected to miserable discomforts, or even if you suffer, it must be regarded as all right and simply a part of life;...

Profile: Rear Adm. Edward “Iceberg” Smith and the Greenland Patrol

Published Sep 6, 2020 1:40 PM by William Thiesen

Posted in: Government

"To the officers of the Greenland Patrol vessels: This is your command. Your first command. Your first great chance. It is ha...

U.S. Coast Guard Celebrates its 230th Anniversary

Published Aug 9, 2020 12:14 PM by William Thiesen

Posted in: Government

"A few armed vessels, judiciously stationed at the entrances of our ports, might at a small expense be made useful sentinels...

75 Years Ago: The Last Nazi U-Boat Surrenders

Published Jul 26, 2020 2:02 PM by William Thiesen

Posted in: Shipping

Described as a “lanky, hawk-faced man,” Charles Eliot Winslow was born in 1909 and grew up in the Boston area. He pref...

The USCG and the Amphibious Assault on Saipan

Published Jun 21, 2020 3:12 PM by William Thiesen

Posted in: Government

His courage and conduct throughout were in keeping with the highest traditions of the naval service. – Adm. Chester W....

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