Stewards-Mate 1st Class Charles David Jr.’s wife, Kathleen, and son, Neil, receive a Navy and Marine Corps Medal awarded posthumously at a ceremony in 1944. U.S. Coast Guard photo.

A ‘tower of strength’

Around 1 a.m. on Feb. 3, 1943, German submarine U-223 torpedoed the U.S. Army Transport Dorchester, which carried more than 900 troops, civilian contractors and crew, off the coast of Greenland. Coast Guard Cutter Comanche served as one of the […]