Coast Guard reschedules underwater assessment of tanker Coimbra

Coast Guard reschedules underwater assessment of tanker Coimbra
NEW HAVEN, CT — The U. S. Coast Guard has contracted Resolve Marine to conduct an underwater assessment of the tanker Coimbra, rescheduled from June to take place from July 15-23, 2018. Located approximately 30 miles southeast of Shinnecock, N.Y., the Coimbra was sunk during World War II by a German U-boat. The operation will assess the condition of the tanker and potential to have an environmental...

Coast Guard to conduct assessment of tanker sunk during World War II

Coast Guard to conduct assessment of tanker sunk during World War II
NEW HAVEN, CT — The U. S. Coast Guard has contracted Resolve Marine to conduct an underwater assessment of the tanker Coimbra, from June 19th – 27th. Located approximately 30 miles southeast of Shinnecock, N.Y., the Coimbra was sunk during World War II by a German U-boat. The operation will assess the condition of the tanker and potential to have an environmental impact. During the assessment,...

Coast Guard Remembers Bombing of Dutch Harbor, Alaska

Coast Guard Remembers Bombing of Dutch Harbor, Alaska
Coast Guard Cutter Midgett’s aviation detachment conducts flyovers alongside historic WWII airplanes, a Grumman JRF-5 Goose and a Canadian Harvard MK IV training plane, in Dutch Harbor, Alaska, June 3, 2017.  U.S. Coast Guard photo DUTCH HARBOR, Alaska- The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Midgett participated in a ceremony for the 75th anniversary of the World War II Battle of Dutch Harbor, Saturday. After...

World War II veteran recounts D-Day to Coast Guard recruits

World War II veteran recounts D-Day to Coast Guard recruits
Coast Guard recruits watch a video presentation regarding the invasion of Europe by the allied forces prior to hearing from a WWII veteran who took part in D-Day at the Coast Guard Training Center in Cape May, N.J., Saturday, June 6, 2015. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Warrant Officer John Edwards) CAPE MAY, N.J. – A World War II veteran who participated in the invasion of Normandy during D-Day...

100 years and Ticking

100 years and Ticking
Linwood “Tick” Thumm as a young ensign in the U.S. Coast Guard. By Coast Guard Auxiliarist member, Trey Clifton They were dubbed the greatest generation, and after spending an hour or so with Linwood Thumm, known more affectionately as “Tick,” it’s easy to understand why. His recollection of his service in the Coast Guard during WWII are as vivid as if he just left the battle....

We Remember: Lt. John A. Pritchard, a Forgotten World War II Hero

We Remember:  Lt. John A. Pritchard, a Forgotten World War II Hero
Story by David M. Santos In the pages of Coast Guard history are men and women committed to the achievement of the service’s goals. They exist to serve. One prime example is Lt. John A. Pritchard, Jr., from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy’s Class of 1938. Pritchard served as pilot of the Coast Guard Cutter Northland’s scout plane during the wartime Greenland patrol. At the start of WWII, Greenland...

WWII vet to recount one of the ‘bloodiest days’ in Coast Guard history

WWII vet to recount one of the 'bloodiest days' in Coast Guard history
CAPE MAY, N.J. – A World War II veteran who participated in the invasion of Normandy during D-Day will recount his experiences with recruits and staff aboard Coast Guard Training Center Cape May Thursday at 9:30 a.m. Mr. Peter Fantacone, 86, of Mays Landing, N.J., was a U.S. Navy sailor serving in Coast Guard Flotilla 4/10 aboard one of 18 landing craft infantry ships, or LCIs. Twelve of the 18...

Coast Guard crewmembers celebrate Women’s History Month in St. Petersburg, Fla.

Coast Guard crewmembers celebrate Women's History Month in St. Petersburg, Fla.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Crewmembers at Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg hosted a luncheon to celebrate Women’s History Month at the sector, Friday. Dorothy Kurtz, a member of the Coast Guard’s Women’s Reserve, commonly known as the SPARs, which stands for semper paratus, always ready, was the guest of honor during the luncheon. Dorothy Kurtz was 21-years-old and living in Bronx,...

Coast Guard Honors World War II veteran

Coast Guard Honors World War II veteran
NEW BRITAIN, Conn. – A 92-year-old World War II veteran was honored for his service and was presented with campaign service medals, the World War II Victory Medal, and read a letter from President Harry Truman by local Coast Guard members in a small ceremony at his home in New Britain Monday, October, 15. Sebastian “Pete” Petruzzelli served in the Merchant Marine, where he sailed merchant...