Coast Guard honors service’s only Medal of Honor recipient

Coast Guard honors service's only Medal of Honor recipient
The original Medal of Honor which was presented posthumously to Signalman First Class Douglas Munro by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, is displayed at the 75th anniversary ceremony held in Cle Elum, Wash., Sept. 27, 2017.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer David Mosley. Cle Elum, WA – Douglas A. Munro, a signalman first class of the United States Coast Guard, died heroically on...

Coast Guard to honor service’s only Medal of Honor recipient

Coast Guard to honor service's only Medal of Honor recipient
Signalman 1st Class Douglas Munro SEATTLE — Admiral Paul Zukunft, Commandant, U.S. Coast Guard, will join approximately 200 local Coast Guard personnel to honor the service’s only Medal of Honor recipient at a ceremony held at Laurel Hill Memorial Park, Cle Elum, at 11 a.m., Wednesday. This year’s ceremony marks the 75th anniversary of Signalman 1st Class Douglas Munro’s ultimate...

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 Medal of Honor recipient honored in Cle Elum, Washington

Coast Guard Medal of Honor recipient honored in Cle Elum, Washington
Cle Elum, WA – More than 50 Coast Guardsmen, along with representatives from Seattle-area chapters of the Coast Guard Chief Warrant Officers Association, the Coast Guard Chief Petty Officers Association and the Coast Guard Combat Veterans Association gathered today to honor the memory of Signalman First Class Douglas A. Munro. Munro died heroically on Guadalcanal on September 27, 1942. Having...

Coast Guard World War II hero honored in Cle Elum, Washington

Coast Guard World War II hero honored in Cle Elum, Washington
SEATTLE — The U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Coast Guard retirees, along with residents from the city of Cle Elum, Wash., honored Signalman 1st Class Douglas Albert Munro, the only Coast Guardsman to receive the Medal of Honor, at an annual ceremony at Laurel Hill Memorial Park in Cle Elum, Friday. Members of Coast Guard Base Seattle Color Guard present colors during a ceremony to honor...

Coast Guard Training Center Cape May remembers Medal of Honor recipient

Coast Guard Training Center Cape May remembers Medal of Honor recipient
CAPE MAY, N.J. – Coast Guardsmen and recruits gathered to remember the sacrifice of the Coast Guard’s only Medal of Honor recipient aboard Training Center Cape May this morning at 8 a.m. The crew of Training Center Cape May gathered at a statue erected in Signalman 1st Class Douglas Munro’s honor to mark the 70th anniversary of the Coast Guardsman’s death during World War II. Munro was killed...