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Coast Guard, Marines, Nation remember Signalman 1st Class Douglas Munro

A memorial to Signalman 1st Class Douglas Munro at Guadalcanal. U.S. Coast Guard photo.

Ask any Coast Guard man or woman and any Marine about Douglas Munro and you will instantly be taken back to the fateful day in 1942 when a Coast Guardsman gave his life so a detachment of Marines might live. To a woman or man, each will recite Munro’s last words to his best friend, Ray Evans, “Did they get off?” In many ways, Munro’s sacrifice is at the very core of the close relationship between the two services. And, all who hear Munro’s story instantly understand the bond between American brothers and sisters in arms and the true meaning of service to nation.

The legacy of Signalman 1st Class Douglas Munro

Coast Guard painting

“Douglas A. Munro Covers the Withdrawal of the 7th Marines at Guadalcanal” by artist Bernard D’Andrea for the Coast Guard Bicentennial Celebration. Written by Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp. U.S. Coast Guard men and women carry out a wide variety of diverse missions every day as we protect people on the sea, protect the

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