U.S. Life-Saving Service

History – Milestones of the U.S. Life-Saving Service

Post Written by William H. Thiesen, Ph.D., Atlantic Area Historian Coast Guard history has been shaped in no small part by the nation’s response to natural and man-made disasters. Nowhere is that lesson clearer than in the evolution of the […]


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History – CDR Juan del Castillo: Officer, Humanitarian and Self-Made Scientist

In recognition of National Hispanic Heritage Month, this month’s history post is in honor of Commander Juan del Castillo, the Coast Guard’s first officer of Hispanic American heritage. This story has a wonderful ending as a family tradition to serve […]