From the Bridge Wing 11-18-13

From the Bridge Wing 11-18-13
Today in Coast Guard History 1953 – Heavy rains in the Coquile, Coos, and Willamette River Valleys of western Oregon caused flooding of the lowland areas and isolation of some towns through the blocking of highways by slides and high water, necessitating the evacuation of families and livestock. A Coast Guard relief detail of boats, men, and aircraft participated in relief assistance measures,...

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. ...