Cmdr. Timothy R. Dring, U.S. Navy Reserve (retired) U.S. Life-Saving Service Heritage Association, member The United States Coast Guard will soon be commissioning a new Fast Response Cutter named for John C. Patterson, a recipient of the Congressional Gold Lifesaving Medal for heroism. John Patterson was born in 1834, in the town of Howell, New
Lt. Cmdr. Matthew M. Kroll, United States Coast Guard August 11th marks the birthday of Alex Haley, considered one of the best-known and recognized members of the U.S. Coast Guard. Most service members can recite a one-line bullet point about who he was and what he accomplished. However, few know more than he served in
William Thiesen, Historian Coast Guard Atlantic Area A few armed vessels, judiciously stationed at the entrances of our ports, might at a small expense be made useful sentinels of the laws. Alexander Hamilton, Federalist Paper #12 (November 27, 1787) In the above quote, author Alexander Hamilton first described a fleet of federal vessels that
William H. Thiesen, Historian Coast Guard Atlantic Area Hurricane Katrina began the modern era of North American superstorms as part of the record-setting 2005 Atlantic hurricane season. The tropical depression that developed into Katrina formed over The Bahamas on Tuesday, August 23, 2005. By the weekend, evacuations were underway all along the Gulf Coast. Early
Boatswain’s Mate 1st Class William A. Bleyer, United States Coast Guard Duren’s peers considered him an outstanding boat driver who operated with common sense and a great respect for the sea. He never asked anything of his crew that he hadn’t already done or was willing to do at the time. PA1 Levi A. Read,
William H. Thiesen, Historian, Coast Guard Atlantic Area Described as a “lanky, hawk-faced man,” Charles Eliot Winslow was born in 1909 and grew up in the Boston area. He preferred using his middle name and, by 1940, he was a successful paint salesman and engaged to be married. Winslow had second thoughts about his fiancé,
Scott T. Price, Chief Historian United States Coast Guard After 21 days of being slammed around by rough cold sea swells 20 to 50 feet high, and wild winds hitting gale force at times, within an ocean grid the size of a postage stamp, you can stand any kind of duty. Coast Guard Ocean Station
The Coast Guard’s Research and Development Center is working with K-9 units from Maritime Security Response Team West to find high-quality safety equipment for K-9s across the service.
Once a month, Coast Guard Compass will feature “Dear Coast Guard Family,” a column for Coast Guard families by Coast Guard spouse Rachel Conley. Rachel is married to her high school sweetheart, Chief Warrant Officer James Conley, and is the mother of three children. Rachel passionately serves as a Coast Guard Ombudsman and advocate of
Despite the weather they had just survived, the excitement was far from over. Soon, the crew began executing the landing checklist, making sure CG-6019 was configured for a landing. The helicopter’s destination was the Marsh Harbour Clinic to pick up injured storm victims. Dickey joined Vicchiariello to visit the clinic where hundreds of people were gathered outside begging the Coast Guardsmen for help and evacuation out of the devastation.