LV-82, the most modern lightship of its time in the U.S. Lighthouse Service fleet, disappeared during the “White Hurricane” storm in the Great Lakes in 1913. A year later, the body of Chief Engineer Charles Butler floated to the surface, but the bodies of other crew members were never found.
Coast Guard Cutter Cuyahoga began its career enforcing Prohibition laws and interdicting offshore liquor smugglers in 1926. It career ended as an Officer Candidate School teaching platform after a collision with a 521-foot bulk carrier in Chesapeake Bay in 1978. The Coast Guard will be honoring its fallen shipmates in ceremonies at the Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut, and at Coast Guard Training Center Yorktown, Virginia, Oct. 19-20, 2018 – 40 years after its sinking.
On April 28, 2018, members of the U.S. Coast Guard Activities Europe attended the annual U.S. Memorial Wereth ceremony in Wereth, Belgium, to honor 11 African-American soldiers murdered by Nazi SS troops during the second day of the Battle of the Bulge. Each year members of the U.S. armed forces throughout Europe, including many members of U.S. Coast Guard Activities Europe, gather in the tiny hamlet of Wereth, Belgium, to help honor and pay respect to the 11 G.I.s from the U.S. Army 333rd Field Artillery Battalion and all African-American G.I.s who fought in Europe during WWII.
Seventy years ago a plane bound for Massachusetts with 25 service members returning from Greenland following the end of WWII crashed into a mountain. All 25 lives, including 15 Coast Guardsmen, each with unique stories and hopes for the future, were lost upon impact. For 50 years the crash site went unmarked until a group of dedicated volunteers decided that the 25 departed deserved more.
Coast Guard artist Chris Demarest has serious talent and has used his skills to share the service and sacrifice of service members with countless Americans.
Seaman Brandon Kuechenberg, of Sector Field Office Galveston, stands at the foot of the Galveston, Texas, pier. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Kelley. For many across the nation, Memorial Day weekend serves as an unofficial kick off for the summer and is a time to fire up the grill
Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp attends the 23rd annual Candlelight Vigil at the National Law Enforcement Memorial in Washington D.C. May 13, 2011. The names of 316 law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty were formally dedicated on the memorial during the event. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer
This is an excerpt from a blog post written by Petty Officer 2nd Class Renee Aiello, public affairs specialist. To read the entire story, click here DESTIN, Fla. – Members of Coast Guard Station Destin participate in a memorial ceremony for Petty Officer Lonnie Jones, Nov. 19, 2010. U.S. Coast Guard photo by PA3
The following article is being reprinted with the permission of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Special thanks to Star-Telegram Editor Jim Witt and senior reporter Chris Vaughn. Post written by Chris Vaughn, Fort Worth Star-Telegram CRESSON — Eighteen months ago, Coast Guard Senior Chief Petty Officer Matt Boyd started scouring the country for an HU-16 Albatross,
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