Coast Guard commemorates 50th anniversary of Vietnam War

Coast Guard commemorates 50th anniversary of Vietnam War
ST. LOUIS – Coast Guard Sector Upper Mississippi River commemorated the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War by presenting 12 local Vietnam veterans with a specially designed lapel pin, Tuesday. This pin was accompanied by a proclamation made by President Donald Trump. An excerpt reads: In 1976, nearly 500,000 American troops served in South Vietnam, along with approximately 850,000 troops of our...

Coast Guard to decommission Cutter Sherman

Coast Guard to decommission Cutter Sherman
Cutter Sherman – Coast Guard File Photo HONOLULU — The Coast Guard will hold a decommissioning ceremony Thursday, March 22, at Coast Guard Base Honolulu for the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Sherman (WHEC 720), the Coast Guard’s ninth High Endurance Cutter. Vice Adm. Fred Midgette, commander, Coast Guard Pacific Area, will preside over the ceremony. Sherman’s operational resume includes action...

We Remember – FN Heriberto “Eddie” Hernandez

We Remember - FN Heriberto “Eddie” Hernandez
Eddie Hernandez practice firing the M60 machine gun from a standing position on the deck of Point Cypress. Photo courtesy of Gordon M. Gillies. Heriberto S. Hernandez was a native of San Antonio, Texas, and in July 1965, he enlisted from that city for four years of service in the United States Coast Guard. He served on board the Coast Guard Cutter Bering Strait, Coast Guard Loran Station Saipan, Coast...

Overlooked service

Overlooked service
Lt. Jack Rittichier in front of an HH-52A prior to his deployment to Vietnam–another Coast Guard exchange pilot, LCDR Lonnie Mixon–is to Rittichier’s right by Lt. Krystyn Pecora Every day, dozens of military members, retirees and family members hurriedly pass through the doors of the administration building at the Coast Guard base in Portsmouth, Virginia. For most of these individuals,...

Coast Guard Cutter Rush commemorates 50th anniversary of Vietnam War

Coast Guard Cutter Rush commemorates 50th anniversary of Vietnam War
HONOLULU – The Coast Guard Cutter Rush hosted approximately 70 Vietnam War veterans to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War Saturday. The Rush departed Coast Guard Base Honolulu at 9 a.m. for a short day cruise off the coast of Oahu. Guests were provided an opportunity to tour Rush and learn about its history in the Vietnam War. The cruise was one of many events held across America...

Coast Guard Cutter Taney hosts Pearl Harbor memorial ceremony

Coast Guard Cutter Taney hosts Pearl Harbor memorial ceremony
Story by Petty Officer 3rd Class Matthew Masaschi BALTIMORE – Cool winds whipped across the deck of the Coast Guard Cutter Taney as it sat moored along Pier 5 in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor on the morning of Dec. 7, 2013. As a crowd of more than 150 people began to fill the carefully placed seats and surrounding deck space on the fantail of the Taney the brisk air soon became unnoticed. The crowd...