Coast Guard Cutter Munro to receive Medal of Honor to honor namesake Wednesday

Signalman 1st Class Douglas Munro Medal of Honor

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KODIAK, Alaska – Members of the Coast Guard, TriWest Healthcare Alliance and the Congressional Medal of Honor Society will pay tribute to the Coast Guard’s only Medal of Honor recipient, the late Signalman 1st Class Douglas Munro, during a ceremony at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday aboard the cutter Munro at the Coast Guard base in Kodiak.

A statue of Munro, provided by TriWest Healthcare Alliance, will be unveiled and a replica of Munro’s Medal of Honor will be presented by Medal of Honor recipient retired Army Maj. Drew Dennis Dix of the Congressional Medal of Honor Society following a visit by the dignitaries to Air Station Kodiak before the ceremony. The group visited District Seventeen in the Juneau federal building and Station Juneau today.

For more information about Douglas Munro please visit: http://www.uscg.mil/history/people/MunroDouglasIndex.asp

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