William Thiesen

150 Years of U.S. Arctic Operations

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

"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

"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

By William Thiesen 07-26-2020 02:02:12

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

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

100 Years of Coast Guard Chief Petty Officers

In 1915, President Woodrow Wilson signed into law the establishment the United States Coast Guard, a new military agency comprised...

The 10th Anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon Spill

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

55 Years Ago, the U.S. Coast Guard Joined the Fight in Vietnam

"I want to make sure that the Coast Guard people in Vietnam know that I am hearing about them often and that I am pleased wit...

Oliver Henry - Warrior, Leader, Trailblazer

In the U.S. Coast Guard, there are thousands of highly motivated men and women doing extraordinary things. This kind of individual...

The 75th Anniversary of the Loss of USS Serpens

"I felt and saw two flashes after which only the bow of the ship was visible. The rest had disintegrated and the bow sank soo...

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