Coast Guard veteran of D-Day invasion turns 100

Coast Guard veteran of D-Day invasion turns 100
Official headshot of Michael J. Swierc, who enlisted in the Coast Guard on Aug. 11, 1942, and trained as a motor machinist’s mate before deploying overseas for the first wave of the D-Day invasion. Swierc, who turned 100 years old on Nov. 6, 2021, received the Bronze Star Medal for helping save 126 Allied troops from drowning in the English Channel on June 6, 1944. (U.S. Coast Guard photo, courtesy...

Matchbox 60 vital to success of Operation Neptune

Matchbox 60 vital to success of Operation Neptune
Story by Petty Officer 3rd Class David Micallef June 6, 1944, will always be remembered as D–Day. Allied forces invaded the beaches of Normandy in an operation codenamed Overlord. It was the largest air, land and sea operation undertaken in U.S. history. The landing included more than 5,000 ships, 11,000 airplanes and more than 150,000 servicemen fighting for the Allied forces. Operation Neptune...