50 Anniversary of the White Alder Sinking

50 Anniversary of the White Alder Sinking
The Coast Guard dedicated a memorial, at the Coast Guard base in New Orleans, to the White Alder and her crew on 7 December 1969. The memorial was moved to the new Coast Guard Group New Orleans offices in Metairie, Louisiana, and rededicated on 6 December 2002. NEW ORLEANS – Fifty years ago today, at 6:29 p.m. Dec. 7, 1968, the Coast Guard Cutter WHITE ALDER (WLM 541) collided with Motor Vessel...

We Remember: Coast Guard Cutter White Alder

We Remember: Coast Guard Cutter White Alder
Coast Guard Cutter White Alder, 4 December 1968. Today is Pearl Harbor Day. As President Franklin D. Roosevelt said, “December 7, 1941 – a date which will live in infamy – the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan.” True to his word, the attack on Pearl Harbor which caused the loss of 2,403 souls and has...

Remembering Another Pearl Harbor Day

Coast Guard Cutter White Alder, 4 December 1968. Originally posted on December 7, 2010 Today is Pearl Harbor Day. As President Franklin D. Roosevelt said, “December 7, 1941 – a date which will live in infamy – the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan.” True to his word, the attack on Pearl Harbor which...

Remembering Lost Shipmates

Coast Guard Cutter White Alder, 4 December 1968. Today is Pearl Harbor Day. As President Franklin D. Roosevelt said, “December 7, 1941 – a date which will live in infamy – the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan.” True to his word, the attack on Pearl Harbor which caused the loss of 2,403 souls and...