From the Bridge Wing 8-18-2013

Bridge Wing

This Day in Coast Guard History:

1899 – Surfman Rasmus S. Midgett of the Gull Shoal Life-Saving Station in North Carolina single-handedly rescued 10 people from the grounded barkentine Priscilla. Midgett was awarded the Gold Life-Saving Medal for his heroic actions.

1941 – The Coast Guard was charged by Congress with enforcing a law to protect war-lanes in Alaskan waters.

1983 – Hurricane Alicia came ashore at Houston, Texas. Coast Guard units responded to calls for assistance.

Elsewhere

President to sign bill naming Coast Guard headquarters after Medal of Honor recipient – District Chronicles from Aug 11

The Senate last week passed Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton’s (D-DC) bill to name the new U.S. Coast Guard headquarters on the St. Elizabeths West Campus the “Douglas A. Munro Coast Guard Headquarters Building,” for Signalman First Class Munro, the Coast Guard’s only Medal of Honor recipient who died heroically during a volunteer assignment in World War II.

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