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.


Boston’s first responders remember marathon bombings

A year ago today the Coast Guard led an unprecedented maritime response to the tragic bombings at the Boston Marathon, one of the most significant terrorism incidents since 9/11. During the response, the Coast Guard joined federal, state and local law enforcement agencies to ensure safety and security on the waterways.

Joseph and Eisenbarth

Sea stories as leadership lessons

With contributions from Petty Officer 2nd Class Timothy Tamargo, Coast Guard Academy Public Affairs. Corey Eisenbarth was an 18-year-old greenhorn on the fishing vessel Seahawk in the winter of 1983 when disaster struck and the vessel’s six crewmembers were left […]