World War II Veteran honored

Honored 69 years later

A much different sort of chaos greeted Coast Guard veteran Edward DiGiovanni on Easter Sunday in April 1945. DiGiovanni, then 18, was aboard the USS LST-884, a tank landing ship operated by his unit, heading toward Japan’s Okinawa Island. Just weeks earlier, DiGiovanni and the ship’s crew had participated in the U.S. invasion of Iwo Jima during the closing months of World War II. DiGiovanni stood at the bottom of the hill as a group of U.S. Marines raised the country s flag atop Mount Surabachi, as depicted in the now-famous photograph.


Continuing Promise 2010

Coast Guard joins Navy humanitarian mission

Coast Guard medical personnel are aboard the USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) as part of the Navy’s annual humanitarian and civic assistance deployment, Continuing Promise 2010. Physicians Assistants LTJG Jeff McCroskey and LTJG Chris Hughes along with Chief Health Services […]