Memorial service held to honor Coast Guard World War II veteran

NEW YORK-Memorial services and military honors were held for William Vogt, a Coast Guard World War II veteran, in East Hanover, N.J., today at 11:30 a.m.

Coast Guard hero Seymour Wittek dies at 88

New York – Seymour Wittek, 88, of Ossining, N.Y., a World War II veteran who, with fellow shipmates, extinguished a fire aboard a ship laden with explosives that threatened people and property in New York City in 1943, died in the company of his family on Dec. 30, 2009. Wittek, a Seaman 2nd Class at the time, and Coast Guard comrades voluntarily boarded the burning S.S. El Estero – a freighter...

Jacksonville native accepts Coast Guard Commendation Medal for father’s heroism

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Steven M. Elliot, a Jacksonville native, accepted the Coast Guard Commendation Medal Saturday awarded posthumously to his father, a former Coast Guardsman, at the Coast Guard Reserve all hands meeting aboard Naval Station Mayport, Fla.

World War II Veteran to receive Coast Guard Commendation Medal

ALAMEDA, Calif. — The Commander of Coast Guard Pacific Area will present the Coast Guard Commendation Medal to a World War II veteran in a ceremony scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday on Coast Guard Island here.