Joseph Toahty, half Pawnee and half Kiowa Indian, joined the Coast Guard in 1941. He was the first Pawnee Indian to go to sea, the first Native American to participate in a U.S. naval offensive operation and the first to set foot in enemy territory during the World War II.
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With over 50 years of service around the world, Coast Guard Cutter Ingham is a quintessential portrait of Coast Guard history from 1936 to 1988. Photo courtesy of Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum & National Historic Landmark. At the heart of Old Town Key West, Fla., nestled alongside a pier at Truman Waterfront, is