From the Bridge Wing 9-6-2013

From the Bridge Wing 9-6-2013
This Day in Coast Guard History: 1966 – On 6 September 1966 GM1 Lester K. Gates was awarded the Bronze Star Medal with a combat “V” device for “meritorious service and action against the enemy” while serving on board Coast Guard Cutter Point White (WPB-82308) in Vietnam.  The Point White attacked and captured a Viet Cong junk while patrolling the Soi Rap River. ...

Portsmouth Coast Guardsman awarded Bronze Star

Portsmouth Coast Guardsman awarded Bronze Star
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — A local Coast Guardsman was awarded the Bronze Star, the fourth-highest combat decoration, at the Portsmouth Federal Building, Tuesday for his performance in transitioning border security advisory responsibilities from the U.S. Forces-Iraq to the Iraqi government. Capt. Steven Banks, from New Preston, Conn., deployed May to December 2011, as the Department of Homeland Security attaché...

Bowling Green native awarded Bronze Star for service in Iraq

CLEVELAND — A Bowling Green, Ohio, native was awarded the Bronze Star, the fourth-highest military combat decoration, at Naval Support Activity, Bahrain, Oct. 6, 2011, for his performance while training Iraqi Coastal Border Guard personnel in Iraq. U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer 1st Class George Taylor volunteered to deploy with Coast Guard Training and Advisory Team 4, operating in support of the...

Coast Guard member awarded Bronze Star

NEW ORLEANS — A local Coast Guardsman was awarded the Bronze Star, the fourth-highest combat decoration, at Naval Support Activity Bahrain, Oct. 6, 2011, for his performance while training Iraqi Coastal Border Guard personnel in Iraq. Beginning in Dec. 2010, Petty Officer 1st Class Michael Draughon III, from Slidell, La., volunteered to deploy with U.S. Coast Guard Training and Advisory Team Four,...