Coast Guard Heroes: Forrest O. Rednour

Coast Guard Heroes: Forrest O. Rednour

As Escanaba moved in to pick up survivors, the men designated for this operation got the rescue equipment ready. Rednour was one of these men. Lines were cut and made ready for hauling helpless men aboard. Sea ladders were placed so that they would be readily available when needed. Heaving lines were made ready, the cargo net was dropped, ready for use, and Escanaba’s retrievers put on their rubber suits with lines made fast to them.

WWII Coast Guardsman honored for heroism

Earlier this week, Storekeeper Second Class Richard N. Swanson was awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Medal for an act of heroism during World War II. According to the official citation from the acting Secretary of the Navy, Swanson was […]

History – LTJG Joe Tezanos

Post written by William H. Thiesen, Ph.D, Coast Guard Atlantic Area Historian In the spring of 1942, 22-year-old Joseph Tezanos, a factory worker and Spanish immigrant, enlisted in the U.S. Coast Guard. His life would change forever. By the end […]

itCG – hunter medevaced, diver rescues, WWII Guardian honored

[youtube SO48mrgBWc0] Guardians medevaced a hunter off of Burnt Mountain in Oregon yesterday. A helicopter from Air Station North Bend was deployed to rescue the man who had an injured leg and bring him to a local hospital. Story here […]