Adm. Zukunft assumes command of Coast Guard

Adm. Zukunft assumes command of Coast Guard
WASHINGTON – Adm. Paul F. Zukunft assumed command as the 25th commandant of the Coast Guard today, relieving Adm. Bob Papp during a military ceremony at the Douglas A. Munro Coast Guard Headquarters Building. “Adm. Papp’s leadership and resolve have left an indelible mark on the service,” said Zukunft. “The Coast Guard is more proficient, more capable and more resilient due to his contributions...

Coast Guard dedicates new home to WWII Medal of Honor recipient

Coast Guard dedicates new home to WWII Medal of Honor recipient
WASHINGTON — The Coast Guard designated its new headquarters building on the West campus of St. Elizabeths the Douglas A. Munro Coast Guard Headquarters Building in a ceremony held here Wednesday. Munro was engrained in the fabric of Coast Guard history for actions that earned him the Medal of Honor. As a signalman first class during the battle of Guadalcanal in September 1942, he volunteered to...

From the Bridge Wing 8-18-2013

From the Bridge Wing 8-18-2013
This Day in Coast Guard History: 1899 – Surfman Rasmus S. Midgett of the Gull Shoal Life-Saving Station in North Carolina single-handedly rescued 10 people from the grounded barkentine Priscilla. Midgett was awarded the Gold Life-Saving Medal for his heroic actions. 1941 – The Coast Guard was charged by Congress with enforcing a law to protect war-lanes in Alaskan waters. 1983 –...