Coast Guard to hold 9/11 New York City Response Retrospective

NEW YORK – The Coast Guard invites the public to attend “The U.S. Coast Guard 9/11 New York City Response Retrospective,” scheduled to be held at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum complex in Manhattan, N.Y., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. This event will be held to remember those who lost their lives during the attack on the World Trade Center and to discuss the actions taken by the U.S. Coast...

Coast Guard hero Seymour Wittek dies at 88

New York – Seymour Wittek, 88, of Ossining, N.Y., a World War II veteran who, with fellow shipmates, extinguished a fire aboard a ship laden with explosives that threatened people and property in New York City in 1943, died in the company of his family on Dec. 30, 2009. Wittek, a Seaman 2nd Class at the time, and Coast Guard comrades voluntarily boarded the burning S.S. El Estero – a freighter...