We Remember Signalman First Class Douglas A. Munro

We Remember Signalman First Class Douglas A. Munro
Signalman First Class Douglas Monro The Coast Guard’s first major participation in the Pacific war was at Guadalcanal. Here the service played a large part in the landings on the islands. So critical was their task that they were later involved in every major amphibious campaign during World War II. During the war, the Coast Guard manned over 350 ships and hundreds more amphibious type assault...

Coast Guard Training Center Participates in Multiple Cape May Memorial Day Events

Coast Guard Training Center Participates in Multiple Cape May Memorial Day Events
Pall bearers carry the casket of DC3 Nathan Bruckenthal during his interment ceremony at Arlington National Cemetary. Bruckenthal was killed in action April 24, 200 during Operation Iraqi Freedom. USCG photo by PA1 Sarah Foster-Snell CAPE MAY, N.J. – Coast Guardsmen will participate in numerous Memorial Day events to help Cape May County honor the service of America’s military members who have...

Coast Guard Training Center remembers 72nd anniversary of Douglas Munro’s Death

Coast Guard Training Center remembers 72nd anniversary of Douglas Munro's Death
CAPE MAY, N.J. – Coast Guardsmen and recruits gathered to remember the sacrifice of the Coast Guard’s only Medal of Honor recipient aboard Coast Guard Training Center Cape May, Saturday, Sept. 27. The crew of Training Center Cape May gathered at a statue erected in Douglas Munro’s honor to mark the 72nd anniversary of the Coast Guardsman’s death during World War II. Munro was killed at Point...

The Legend of the Heroes Mother

The Legend of the Heroes Mother
On September 27, 1999, Admiral Paul Blayney, commander of the 13th Coast Guard District, spoke at the Douglas Munro Memorial and Flag Pole Dedication conducted at Cle Elum, Washington. The following is an edited portion of his remarks. Voltaire once said, “I know of no great person, except those who have rendered great service…” I would like to share a unique and rarely told story...

Coast Guard Guadalcanal hero laid to rest

Coast Guard Guadalcanal hero laid to rest
LAKEWOOD, Wash. – Retired U.S. Coast Guard Cmdr. Ray Evans, 92, was laid to rest Wednesday with full military honors. Evans was the final Coast Guard survivor of a dramatic rescue of a group of Marines pinned down by machine gun fire during the Guadalcanal Campaign, September 1942 where he earned the Navy Cross. Among those who attended the memorial service was his wife of more than 70 years Dorothy,...

Coast Guard Cutter Munro to hold Change of Command

KODIAK, Alaska – Capt. Mark Cawthorn will relieve Capt. Matthew Bell as commanding officer of Coast Guard Cutter Munro during a change of command ceremony Friday at 2 p.m. at the Coast Guard Base Kodiak gym. Bell has commanded Munro, the only high endurance cutter stationed in Alaska, since July 2009. Bell’s next assignment will be as the chief of response, Eleventh Coast Guard District, in...

Coast Guard marks anniversary of Douglas Munro’s heroic actions

SEATTLE — The Coast Guard Enlisted Association Emerald City branch held a memorial service for the only Coast Guard Medal of Honor recipient in Cle Elum, Wash., Friday.

Coast Guard Medal of Honor recipient remembered

SEATTLE – The only Coast Guard recipient of the Medal of Honor, Petty Officer 1st Class Douglas Munro was honored Friday, in observance of the first Douglas Munro Memorial Day during a ceremony held at the Medal of Honor memorial in Olympia, Wash.

Station St. Clair Shores member receives Cmdr. Ray Evans Outstanding Coxswain Trophy

ST. CLAIR SHORES, Mich. – A U.S. Coast Guard Station St. Clair Shores-based Coast Guard petty officer is scheduled to receive the Cmdr. Ray Evans Outstanding Coxswain Trophy during a ceremony at the station here, Wednesday, at 9 a.m.