The Drawing Board: Honoring Douglas Munro

On this day in 1942, Signalman 1st Class Douglas Munro made the ultimate sacrifice in service to his country as he gave his own life to save the lives of 500 U.S. Marines at Gudalcanal. Each year, on Sept. 27, the Coast Guard family remembers Munro in a variety of ways. On the 71st anniversary of his death, we invite you to visit Coast Guard Compass and read a first hand account from Master Chief Petty Officer Jason Vanderhaden, command master chief for the 13th Coast Guard District, on why Munro still matters.

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U.S. Coast Guard painting of Doulas Munro by Petty Officer 3rd Class Corey Mendenhall.
U.S. Coast Guard painting by Petty Officer 3rd Class Cory Mendenhall.

On this day in 1942, Signalman 1st Class Douglas Munro made the ultimate sacrifice in service to his country as he gave his own life to save the lives of 500 U.S. Marines at Gudalcanal. Each year, on Sept. 27, the Coast Guard family remembers Munro in a variety of ways. On the 71st anniversary of his death, we invite you to visit Coast Guard Compass and read a first hand account from Master Chief Petty Officer Jason Vanderhaden, command master chief for the 13th Coast Guard District, on why Munro still matters.

1 comments on “The Drawing Board: Honoring Douglas Munro”

  1. Beautiful Portrait! My grandfather was also in the Coast Guard during World War 2, and missed much of my mom’s first year of life because of his service. Happy Veteran’s Day!

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