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...

Coast Guard historian to present history of Douglas Munro at National Museum of the Marine Corps

Coast Guard historian to present history of Douglas Munro at National Museum of the Marine Corps
Douglas Munro WASHINGTON — U.S. Coast Guard Assistant Historian Beth Crumley will present the personal history of Signalman First Class Douglas Munro, the Coast Guard’s only Medal of Honor recipient, during a special exhibit on the history of the Battle of Guadalcanal at the National Museum of the Marine Corps in Triangle, Va., Friday, Sept. 8, and Saturday, Sept. 9. Crumley will speak about...

Coast Guard to commission sixth National Security Cutter in Seattle to honor local World War II hero

SEATTLE — The Coast Guard will hold a commissioning ceremony for the Coast Guard Cutter Munro, the military service’s newest National Security Cutter (NSC), Saturday. Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly and Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft will preside over the ceremony, accepting the sixth NSC into the military service’s fleet. The commissioning of a cutter is a time-honored...

Coast Guard announces commissioning ceremony for security cutter Munro

Coast Guard announces commissioning ceremony for security cutter Munro
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Coast Guard announced Monday that the service’s sixth national security cutter, Munro, will be commissioned April 1, 2017, at the Smith Cove Cruise Terminal in Seattle. The cutter, which will be homeported in Alameda, California, is named after the Coast Guard’s only Medal of Honor recipient, Signalman First Class Douglas A. Munro. The timing of the...

Coast Guard Sector San Juan honors U.S. Navy Medal of Honor recipient with Murph Challenge

Coast Guard Sector San Juan honors U.S. Navy Medal of Honor recipient with Murph Challenge
Chief Petty Officer Nelson Duarte (left) and a fellow Coast Guardsman look to complete 100 pull-ups as part of the 2016 Murph Challenge event at Sector San Juan May 27, 2016. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Ricardo Castrodad. SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Coastguardsmen, soldiers, sailors, marines, federal law enforcement officers and military dependents in Puerto Rico performed the Murph Challenge May 27 at...

Coast Guard Christens National Security Cutter Munro

Coast Guard Christens National Security Cutter Munro
The U.S. Coast Guard’s sixth National Security Cutter, the Douglas Munro, is prepared for a christening ceremony in Pascagoula, Miss., Nov. 14, 2015. (Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Kelley) Washington – The Coast Guard christened its sixth national security cutter, Munro, at Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula, Mississippi, Nov. 14. The cutter was named after Petty...

Coast Guard Training Center Cape May holds Munro Memorial

Coast Guard Training Center Cape May holds Munro Memorial
Members of the Marine Corps League Dramis Detachment and a Coast Guard recruit prepare to place wreaths at the foot of the Douglas Munro Memorial during a ceremony on board the Coast Guard Training Center Cape May, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Warrant Officer John Edwards) CAPE MAY, N.J. — The Coast Guard Training Center’s battalion of recruits, active duty, Marine...

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...