From the Bridge Wing 8-29-2013

From the Bridge Wing 8-29-2013
This Day in Coast Guard History: 1820 – The Revenue Cutter Louisiana captured four pirate vessels. 1916 – The Secretary of the Treasury was authorized to procure three light craft river steamboats, including lifeboats and other necessary lifesaving appliances and equipment for rescuing lives and property and distributing food and clothing to marooned people during Mississippi and...

Coast Guard aviator receives Royal award for service in England

KODIAK, Alaska – Not quite a knighthood but instead U.S. Coast Guard aviator Lt. Sean Krueger recently received a Royal award for leading a rescue mission in 2008 while on assignment with the British Navy.