In memoriam: Coast Guard WWII veteran, Chief Petty Officer John Gatton

“The Greatest Generation,” a term coined by journalist Tom Brokaw, describes the generation who grew up during the Great Depression and fought for America in World War II. One member of the generation, Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer John Gatton Jr., who served as a quartermaster on a landing craft during the Invasion of Normandy, crossed the bar for the final time, October 26, 2016, at the age of 93.


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 […]