Coast Guard, Navy and Marine Corps honor fallen Coast Guard Hero during memorial in Texas

Coast Guard, Navy and Marine Corps honor fallen Coast Guard Hero during memorial in Texas
Chief Warrant Officer 4 Frederick Dean Mann Oct. 14, 1918 – Jan. 9, 2017. SAN BENITO, Texas — Coast Guard, Navy and Marine Corps members from South Texas gathered with the family of a Coast Guard veteran and Silver Star Medal recipient, to honor him at a funeral and memorial in San Benito Friday. Chief Warrant Officer 4 Frederick Dean Mann lived from Oct. 14, 1918 until his death Jan. 9, 2017. Services...

We Remember Signalman First Class Douglas A. Munro

We Remember Signalman First Class Douglas A. Munro
Signalman First Class Douglas Monro The Coast Guard’s first major participation in the Pacific war was at Guadalcanal. Here the service played a large part in the landings on the islands. So critical was their task that they were later involved in every major amphibious campaign during World War II. During the war, the Coast Guard manned over 350 ships and hundreds more amphibious type assault...

Coast Guard scheduled to commission Puerto Rico’s first fast response cutter in Tampa, Fla.

Coast Guard scheduled to commission Puerto Rico's first fast response cutter in Tampa, Fla.
The Coast Guard Cutter Richard Dixon off the coast of Key West, Fla., May 28.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Mark Barney.) Tampa – The Coast Guard is scheduled to commission the Coast Guard Cutter Richard Dixon at Port Tampa Bay-Cruise Terminal 3, Saturday at 10 a.m. The Richard Dixon is the 13th Sentinel Class Fast Response Cutter (FRC) to arrive to Coast Guard 7th District...

Coast Guard to commission Key West’s second fast response cutter

Coast Guard to commission Key West’s second fast response cutter
Miami – The Coast Guard will hold a commissioning ceremony for the Coast Guard Cutter Charles Sexton at Coast Guard Sector Key West, Saturday at 11 a.m. The Sentinel Class FRCs are designed to conduct maritime drug interdiction, alien migrant interdiction, search and rescue, national defense, homeland security, living marine resources and other Coast Guard missions. This class of patrol boat...

Coast Guard to hold memorial service for Vietnam War hero

WOODS HOLE, Mass. — A memorial service will be held at US Coast Guard Station Chatham located at 37 Main Street Chatham, MA. 02633 on Wednesday, June 16th at 1130 for a Vietnam War era Coast Guard hero, Chief Petty Officer Richard Patterson.

Coast Guard hero Seymour Wittek dies at 88

New York – Seymour Wittek, 88, of Ossining, N.Y., a World War II veteran who, with fellow shipmates, extinguished a fire aboard a ship laden with explosives that threatened people and property in New York City in 1943, died in the company of his family on Dec. 30, 2009. Wittek, a Seaman 2nd Class at the time, and Coast Guard comrades voluntarily boarded the burning S.S. El Estero – a freighter...

Coast Guard ceremony to recognize the anniversary of heroic rescue attempt

Duluth, Minn – April 30, 1967, is a day many Minnesota residents refer to as “Black Sunday.”  A storm passed through the area causing waves as high as 20 feet on Lake Superior, with winds gusting up to 45 mph across the 36-degree water. The Coast Guard rescue team of Boatswain’s Mate 1st Class Edgar A. Culbertson, Boatswain’s Mate 2nd Class Richard Callahan, and Fireman Ron Prei...