A 1945 photograph of Cuyahoga in World War II haze gray paint scheme. U.S. Coast Guard photo.

The Long Blue Line: Cuyahoga – gone for 40 years, not forgotten

Coast Guard Cutter Cuyahoga began its career enforcing Prohibition laws and interdicting offshore liquor smugglers in 1926. It career ended as an Officer Candidate School teaching platform after a collision with a 521-foot bulk carrier in Chesapeake Bay in 1978. The Coast Guard will be honoring its fallen shipmates in ceremonies at the Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut, and at Coast Guard Training Center Yorktown, Virginia, Oct. 19-20, 2018 – 40 years after its sinking.

U.S. Coast Guard Lt. Akaninyene Inyang proudly bears the U.S. Army 333rd Field Artillery Battalion flag in the annual U.S. Memorial Wereth ceremony in Wereth, Belgium, April 28, 2018. The ceremony honors the 11 African-American soldiers killed by Nazi SS troops at the Battle of the Bulge in World War II. U.S. Coast Guard photo.

U.S. Coast Guard in Belgium! Why?

On April 28, 2018, members of the U.S. Coast Guard Activities Europe attended the annual U.S. Memorial Wereth ceremony in Wereth, Belgium, to honor 11 African-American soldiers murdered by Nazi SS troops during the second day of the Battle of the Bulge. Each year members of the U.S. armed forces throughout Europe, including many members of U.S. Coast Guard Activities Europe, gather in the tiny hamlet of Wereth, Belgium, to help honor and pay respect to the 11 G.I.s from the U.S. Army 333rd Field Artillery Battalion and all African-American G.I.s who fought in Europe during WWII.

The name of Petty Officer 3rd Class Alfred Warm is displayed on a granite memorial, Sunday, July 3, 2016, on Mount Tom near Holyoke, Massachusetts. The memorial honors 25 service members who lost their lives when the B-17 they were flying in crashed on July 9, 1946. U.S Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer Andrew Barresi.

Labor of love: Strangers keep service members’ memories alive 70 years after crash

Seventy years ago a plane bound for Massachusetts with 25 service members returning from Greenland following the end of WWII crashed into a mountain. All 25 lives, including 15 Coast Guardsmen, each with unique stories and hopes for the future, were lost upon impact. For 50 years the crash site went unmarked until a group of dedicated volunteers decided that the 25 departed deserved more.

MERIDEN, N.H. Coast Guard artist and Auxiliarist Chris Demarest sits in his home studio while working on a painting from his deployment to the North Arabian Gulf, off the coast of Saudi Arabia. The painting depicts Coast Guard gunners conducting target practice on a 25 mm canon. (Coast Guard Photo by Petty Officer Third Class Etta Smith)

Coast Guard artist honors WWII vets

Coast Guard artist Chris Demarest has serious talent and has used his skills to share the service and sacrifice of service members with countless Americans.

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 […]

Candlelight Vigil

Petty Officer Shaun Lin among honored law enforcement officers

The names of 316 law enforcement officers who died in the line of duty were read Friday evening during a candlelight vigil as thousands looked on at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C. One of these names […]

Petty Officer Lonnie Jones

MK3 Lonnie Jones: Gone but not forgotten

This is an excerpt from a blog post written by Petty Officer 2nd Class Renee Aiello, public affairs specialist. To read the entire story, click hereĀ  It was the morning of March 30, 1981, and Jacqueline Jones could just feel […]

Plane at closed museum to be restored by Coast Guard for memorial

The following article is being reprinted with the permission of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Special thanks to Star-Telegram Editor Jim Witt and senior reporter Chris Vaughn. Post written by Chris Vaughn, Fort Worth Star-Telegram CRESSON — Eighteen months ago, Coast […]

Honoring a Proud Guardian Tradition of Service and Sacrifice During Wartime: World War I 1917-1919

After the merger of the Revenue-Cutter Service and the Life Saving Service, the newly formed United States Coast Guard consisted of just 5,200 officers and men. In 1917, the tiny service was transferred to the United States Navy for World […]

Photo Essay: Memorial Service for Rescue 1705

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