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Coast Guard Heroes: Cmdr. Ray Evans

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Ray Evans was a writer, a self-proclaimed wordsmith, high school basketball and football player with a glass jaw and no affinity for boxing. He was also a Coast Guard hero and a great friend to the late Douglas Munro.

Coast Guard Heroes: Capt. Michael Healy

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Capt. Mike Healy served as one of the sole government representatives in the remote waters of Alaska, introducing missions that the Coast Guard would adopt for future generations.

Coast Guard Heroes: Keeper Ida Lewis

Sunday, October 18, 2015

If you were to ask any member of the Coast Guard who the most famous lighthouse keeper was, you’d most likely get the name Ida Lewis. Lewis was a famed lighthouse keeper and is credited with saving 18 lives earning this Coast Guard hero the Gold Lifesaving Medal.

Coast Guard Heroes: BM1 Bernard Webber

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Pendleton Rescue

It was mid-February 1952 when two World War II-era tankers, SS Fort Mercer and SS Pendleton, split in half off the coast of Cape Cod during the height of a strong winter storm. The men on the tankers had little hope that help would come, but it did. While the help came from various motor lifeboat stations, cutters and air assets, one name shines through during this heroic rescue effort: Bernard Webber.

Coast Guard Heroes: Oliver F. Berry

Friday, February 20, 2015

Chief Machinist’s Mate Berry became one of the world’s first helicopter maintenance specialists. A distinguished expert mechanic on original Coast Guard aircraft including landplanes and seaplanes as well as helicopters, he was lead instructor at the very first U.S. military helicopter training unit, the Rotary Wing Development Unit…

Coast Guard Heroes: William C. Hart

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Rescued Crew from the Tug Thomas Tracy

In November 1926, CG-213, with Hart in charge, stood out toward Absecon Bar to assist the stranded tug Thomas Tracy. Owing to the prevailing heavy seas, accompanied by a 70-mile gale, it was found necessary for the crew to abandon ship.

Coast Guard Heroes: Joseph O. Doyle

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

U.S. Life Saving Serice crew landing rescued

Joseph O. Doyle was appointed keeper of the Charlotte, New York Life Saving Station July 11, 1878. As keeper, he secured the appointment of a paid crew and became known as one of the most distinguished surfmen attached to the U.S. Life-Saving Service.

Coast Guard Heroes: Benjamin A. Bottoms

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Benjamin Bottoms eagerly volunteered to accompany the pilot, Lt. John A. Pritchard, of the cutter’s plane on the hazardous rescue flight. Though no one ever before had successfully landed a plane on the ice cap, the two men were confident that the rescue could be accomplished.

Coast Guard Heroes: Terrell Horne III

Monday, February 16, 2015

Coast Guard Heroes: Terrell Horne III

Terrell Horne III stood the watch on the front lines of Coast Guard operations throughout his nearly 14 years of active duty. Throughout his Coast Guard service, his professionalism and commitment, like those before him, ensured that the Coast Guard was always ready to answer the nation’s call.

Coast Guard Heroes: Robert G. Ward

Friday, February 13, 2015

Coast Guard Heroes: Robert G. Ward

Ward served as coxswain of a landing craft in the first wave, in the landing operations against the enemy on Cotentin Peninsula. Ward successfully landed his troop personnel despite heavy enemy opposition. Upon retracting from the beach, he observed the stranded crews from two other landing craft whose boats had been destroyed by enemy mortar fire. Ward returned to the beach, took off both crews despite continued shelling, and returned safely with them to his ship.

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