The Long Blue Line: Quentin Walsh’s long, colorful career

Capt. Quentin Walsh experienced one of the most colorful careers in the history of the U.S. Coast Guard. From chasing rumrunners, to enforcing whale treaties, planning D-Day operations and liberating a port during World War II, Walsh made his mark on our service.


‘Nothing less than full victory’

Seventy years ago today 160,000 allied troops put their lives on the line in defense of freedom. Collectively they have been recognized for decades as The Greatest Generation. Today we bring you the stories of four members who would accept “nothing less than full victory.”


D-Day through the eyes of a Coast Guardsman

It was June 6, 1944, when Allied forces began the largest amphibious invasion of all time – D-Day. Today, on the anniversary of D-Day, Compass would like to share the story of Motor Machinist’s Mate 1st Class Clifford W. Lewis, […]

Laying to rest a Coast Guard veteran

Written by Petty Officer 3rd Class Michael De Nyse, 7th Coast Guard District public affairs. The Greatest Generation came of age during a world at war and created a lasting legacy that has shaped us all and the communities we […]

Honor Guard salute

Honor the fallen this Memorial Day

  For many across the nation, Memorial Day weekend serves as an unofficial kick off for the summer and is a time to fire up the grill and head to the beach. But, Memorial Day is also a time of […]

Remembering D-Day’s Coast Guard heroes

On June 6, 1944, Allied forces began the largest amphibious invasion of all time on the coast of France at Normandy. D-Day saw 160,000 troops land at Omaha Beach thanks to nearly 200,000 naval and merchant marine personnel on approximately […]