Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba crew lays wreath in remembrance

Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba crew lays wreath in remembrance
Cmdr. Benjamin Spector, the commanding officer of USCGC Escanaba (WMEC 907), sends a wreath overboard during a ceremony to remember the USCGC Escanaba (WPG 77) lost in 1943. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Dyxan Williams.) Story by Petty Officer 3rd Class Dyxan Williams It was a somber chilly day as the fog set in. The crew put on their dress uniforms out of respect. Chief Boatswain’s...

We Remember: Lt. John A. Pritchard, a Forgotten World War II Hero

We Remember:  Lt. John A. Pritchard, a Forgotten World War II Hero
Story by David M. Santos In the pages of Coast Guard history are men and women committed to the achievement of the service’s goals. They exist to serve. One prime example is Lt. John A. Pritchard, Jr., from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy’s Class of 1938. Pritchard served as pilot of the Coast Guard Cutter Northland’s scout plane during the wartime Greenland patrol. At the start of WWII, Greenland...

WWII Coast Guard Grumman Duck crash site located after 70 years

WWII Coast Guard Grumman Duck crash site located after 70 years
NEW YORK – The Defense Department’s Joint POW/MIA Personnel Accounting Command said an exhaustive search by an expedition team of U.S. Coast Guard service members and North South Polar, Inc. Scientists and explorers has produced sufficient evidence that the crash site of a WWII Coast Guard Grumman Duck rescue aircraft missing for 70 years with three men aboard, beneath the ice near...