From the Bridge Wing 8-17-2013

From the Bridge Wing 8-17-2013
This Day in Coast Guard History: 1929 – Horace Alderman, convicted of murdering two Coast Guardsmen and a Secret Service agent in 1927, was hanged at Coast Guard Base 10 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.  He was the only person ever executed on a Coast Guard shore station. 1990 – At the request of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Secretary of Transportation and the Commandant of the Coast...

From the Bridge Wing 8-13-2013

From the Bridge Wing 8-13-2013
This Day in Coast Guard History 1954 – Congress passed Public Law 584, resulting in the Coast Guard relinquishing to the Federal Communications Commission the responsibility for issuing safety radiotelegraphy and safety radiotelephony certificates and exemption certificates under the International Convention for Safety of Life at Sea. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0');...

From the Bridge Wing: 8-1-2013

From the Bridge Wing: 8-1-2013
This Day in  Coast Guard History – August 1,1799 – Secretary of Treasury Oliver Wolcott, Jr.  described the ensign and pennant authorized to be flown by revenue cutters as “consisting of 16 perpendicular stripes [one for each state in the Union at that time] alternate red and the Union of the Ensign to be the Arms of the United States in dark blue on a white field.” Hot...