From the Bridge Wing 8-18-2013

From the Bridge Wing 8-18-2013
This Day in Coast Guard History: 1899 – Surfman Rasmus S. Midgett of the Gull Shoal Life-Saving Station in North Carolina single-handedly rescued 10 people from the grounded barkentine Priscilla. Midgett was awarded the Gold Life-Saving Medal for his heroic actions. 1941 – The Coast Guard was charged by Congress with enforcing a law to protect war-lanes in Alaskan waters. 1983 –...