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In memoriam: Coast Guard WWII veteran, Chief Petty Officer John Gatton

“The Greatest Generation,” a term coined by journalist Tom Brokaw, describes the generation who grew up during the Great Depression and fought for America in World War II. One member of the generation, Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer John Gatton Jr., who served as a quartermaster on a landing craft during the Invasion of Normandy, crossed the bar for the final time, October 26, 2016, at the age of 93.

‘Nothing less than full victory’

Reflecting

Seventy years ago today 160,000 allied troops put their lives on the line in defense of freedom. Collectively they have been recognized for decades as The Greatest Generation. Today we bring you the stories of four members who would accept “nothing less than full victory.”