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...

Coast Guard, community honor Medal of Honor recipient Douglas A. Munro in Cle Elum, Wash.

Coast Guard, community honor Medal of Honor recipient Douglas A. Munro in Cle Elum, Wash.
Members of the Coast Guard Combat Veterans Association, Chief Warrant Officers Association, Chief Petty Officers Association, Coast Guard Cutter Midgett, and the Coast Guard Enlisted Association present wreaths on the grave of Signalman 1st Class Douglas A. Munro during a memorial ceremony held in his honor at Laurel Hills Memorial Cemetery in Cle Elum, Wash., Sept. 25, 2015.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo...

Coast Guard Training Center remembers 72nd anniversary of Douglas Munro’s Death

Coast Guard Training Center remembers 72nd anniversary of Douglas Munro's Death
CAPE MAY, N.J. – Coast Guardsmen and recruits gathered to remember the sacrifice of the Coast Guard’s only Medal of Honor recipient aboard Coast Guard Training Center Cape May, Saturday, Sept. 27. The crew of Training Center Cape May gathered at a statue erected in Douglas Munro’s honor to mark the 72nd anniversary of the Coast Guardsman’s death during World War II. Munro was killed at Point...

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 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...

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 Guadalcanal hero laid to rest

Coast Guard Guadalcanal hero laid to rest
LAKEWOOD, Wash. – Retired U.S. Coast Guard Cmdr. Ray Evans, 92, was laid to rest Wednesday with full military honors. Evans was the final Coast Guard survivor of a dramatic rescue of a group of Marines pinned down by machine gun fire during the Guadalcanal Campaign, September 1942 where he earned the Navy Cross. Among those who attended the memorial service was his wife of more than 70 years Dorothy,...

Coast Guard helps escort USS Michael Murphy safely through New York Harbor

Coast Guard helps escort USS Michael Murphy safely through New York Harbor
NEW YORK – Coast Guard boat crews, working alongside partner local agencies, escorted the USS Michael Murphy through New York Harbor and up the Hudson River to Manhattan’s Pier 88 this morning. The Michael Murphy commissioning ceremony is scheduled to be held October 6 at Pier 88, after a week of events leading to the ceremony. The Navy Burke-class destroyer is named after Lt. Michael P....