Coast Guard Cutter Tampa honors WWI sailor’s family during ceremony in Fla.

PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard presented a Purple Heart Medal to the family of a World War I Coast Guardsman who was lost in battle 94 years ago, at a ceremony in Cape Canaveral, Fla., Feb. 6. Members of the Coast Guard Cutter Tampa and the Coast Guard 7th District presented Diane Roberts Vess with the Purple Heart honoring her great-uncle, Charles Henry Klingelhoefer, who was aboard the first-commissioned...

Coast Guard Cutter Tampa to return home after 23-day patrol

PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The crew of a Coast Guard cutter, homeported here, is scheduled to return at noon Sunday, following a 23-day deployment to the Caribbean. The Coast Guard Cutter Tampa’s deployment coincides with the 100-year anniversary of the launching of the first commissioned Tampa, Feb. 10, 1912. The Tampa and crew patrolled for illegal narcotics, migrants and contraband during the deployment. The...