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...

From the Bridge Wing 11-12-13

From the Bridge Wing 11-12-13
Today in Coast Guard History 1882 – On 11 November the steam-barge H.C. Schnoor struck on the bar off Alcona at 11 o’clock at night about three hundred yards from the shore. A strong southeast gale prevailed at the time, and there was a heavy sea. At 8 o’clock in the morning of the next day (November 12) a team came with the news from Alcona to Station No. 5, Tenth District, (Sturgeon Point),...

From the Bridge Wing 8-7-2013

From the Bridge Wing 8-7-2013
This Day in Coast Guard History 1789-An Act of Congress (1 Stat. L., 53), only the ninth law passed by the newly-created Congress of the United States, was the first act to make any provisions for public works. It created the Lighthouse Establishment as an administrative unit of the Federal Government when it accepted title to, and joined jurisdiction over, the 12 lighthouses then in existence, and...

Video – Medal of Honor recipient recognized in ceremony aboard Coast Guard Cutter Munro

KODIAK, Alaska – Rear Adm. Christopher Colvin, commander of the 17th Coast Guard District, retired Marine Col. Jay Vargas, Coast Guard Capt. Matthew Bell, commanding officer of the cutter Munro and retired Army Maj. Drew Dix discuss the meaning of the Medal of Honor and the dedication ceremony of a bust of Petty Officer 1st Douglas A. Munro and a replica of his Medal of Honor on the cutter Munro...