Update : Emlen Tunnell was posthumously awarded the Silver Lifesaving Medal at a ceremony in Alameda, Calif., March 9. A photograph from this ceremony has been added below. Before serving overseas, Emlen Tunnell played basketball for the then District 12 team on Coast Guard Island in Alameda, Calif. U.S. Coast Guard photo. Written by Dr.
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In a time-honored tradition, the Coast Guard Academy‘s Class of 2010 were informed of their initial billets as officers during Billet Night. The soon-to-be ensigns found out which Coast Guard units they will report to when they graduate later this spring. Here are just a few of the images of Billet Night as captured by Petty
USRC Miami, circa 1912. Renamed the Tampa in 1916 USCGC Tampa crewmembers, probably 1918 After the merger of the Revenue-Cutter Service and the Life Saving Service, the newly formed United States Coast Guard consisted of just 5,200 officers and men. In 1917, the tiny service was transferred to the United States Navy for World War
Yesterday, we mentioned the search effort to locate a possible downed aircraft. The case ended well when Guardians from Station Marathon located the three passengers clinging to a lobster trap buoy yesterday. More than 100 Coast Guard and partner agency personnel were involved in the 2,200 square mile, two-day search. Story and pictures from the
Despite the blazing fire and the fact they had to abandon ship into a liferaft, two crewmembers onboard a 60-foot boat called the Coast Guard for help and relayed their position greatly aiding in their quick and safe rescue. Calm seas, daylight and the Coast Guard Cutter Active only eight miles from the burning vessel