The Legend of the Heroes Mother

The Legend of the Heroes Mother
On September 27, 1999, Admiral Paul Blayney, commander of the 13th Coast Guard District, spoke at the Douglas Munro Memorial and Flag Pole Dedication conducted at Cle Elum, Washington. The following is an edited portion of his remarks. Voltaire once said, “I know of no great person, except those who have rendered great service…” I would like to share a unique and rarely told story...

From the Bridge Wing 11-17-13

From the Bridge Wing 11-17-13
Today in Coast Guard History 1791 – Secretary of Treasury Alexander Hamilton fixed the value of rations at a “generous” 12 cents per day for each man in Revenue Marine. 1973 – The “Largest Icebreaker in the Western World,” Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star, was launched. 1983 – LT Edith Munro, USCGR, a World War II SPAR veteran and the mother of Coast Guard hero...