Matchbox 60 vital to success of Operation Neptune

Matchbox 60 vital to success of Operation Neptune
Story by Petty Officer 3rd Class David Micallef June 6, 1944, will always be remembered as D–Day. Allied forces invaded the beaches of Normandy in an operation codenamed Overlord. It was the largest air, land and sea operation undertaken in U.S. history. The landing included more than 5,000 ships, 11,000 airplanes and more than 150,000 servicemen fighting for the Allied forces. Operation Neptune...

Coast Guard Commandant to participate in 70th anniversary D-Day events in Normandy

Coast Guard Commandant to participate in 70th anniversary D-Day events in Normandy
WASHINGTON — When the Allied Forces landed on Normandy Beach, the U.S. Coast Guard took part in the greatest amphibious operation the world had ever seen. On June 6, 1944, the Coast Guard joined the other U.S. military branches and Allied Forces in the operation code-named Overlord. The Coast Guard played an integral part in Operation Neptune, the code name given to Overlord’s amphibious assault...

WWII vet to recount one of the ‘bloodiest days’ in Coast Guard history

WWII vet to recount one of the 'bloodiest days' in Coast Guard history
CAPE MAY, N.J. – A World War II veteran who participated in the invasion of Normandy during D-Day will recount his experiences with recruits and staff aboard Coast Guard Training Center Cape May Thursday at 9:30 a.m. Mr. Peter Fantacone, 86, of Mays Landing, N.J., was a U.S. Navy sailor serving in Coast Guard Flotilla 4/10 aboard one of 18 landing craft infantry ships, or LCIs. Twelve of the 18...

WWII vet recounts one of the ‘bloodiest days’ in USCG history to TRACEN recruits and staff

WWII vet recounts one of the 'bloodiest days' in USCG history to TRACEN recruits and staff
CAPE MAY, N.J. – A World War II veteran who participated in the invasion of Normandy during D-Day recounted his experiences with recruits and staff aboard Coast Guard Training Center Cape May Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. Mr. Peter Fantacone, 86, of Mays Landing, N.J., was a U.S. Navy sailor serving in Coast Guard Flotilla 4/10 aboard one of 18 landing craft infantry ships, or LCIs. Twelve of the 18 LCIs...