From the Bridge Wing 11-17-13

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Today in Coast Guard History

1791 – Secretary of Treasury Alexander Hamilton fixed the value of rations at a “generous” 12 cents per day for each man in Revenue Marine.

1973 – The “Largest Icebreaker in the Western World,” Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star, was launched.

1983 – LT Edith Munro, USCGR, a World War II SPAR veteran and the mother of Coast Guard hero Douglas Munro, passed away at the age of 88. For a look at this incredible woman, read The Legend of the Heroes Mother.

Elsewhere

Coast Guardsman convicted of sexual assaults against two female Coast Guard members

A U.S. Coast Guardsman has been convicted of sexual assaulting two female Coast Guard members in 2012 and 2013 and acquitted of an alleged sexual assault against a third female member.

Video

Coast Guard Cutter Charles W. David Jr. Commissioning
Sharon David, Granddaughter of Charles W. David Jr.; Chris Bollinger, President of Bollinger Shipyards and Lt. Kevin Beaudoin, Commanding Officer of the Coast Guard Cutter Charles W. David Jr., are interviewed for the commissioning ceremony for the Cutter Charles W. David Jr. at Coast Guard Sector Key West, Fla., Nov. 16, 2013.
U.S. Coast Guard video by Petty Officer 3rd Class Mark Barney

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