Douglas Albert Munro – Only Member of the Coast Guard Awarded the Medal of Honor

When I was looking at the YouTube video for my post about These 4 Marines Killed So Many Germans, the Nazis Thought They Were an Entire Allied Battalion YouTube Video, I came across this one: 500 Marines Were Facing Certain Death – So To Save Them This Coastguard Made The Ultimate Sacrifice: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Up3oY_J5FzI&t=261s (about 7:00 minutes; included link here in case it doesn’t work above). It took a bit to find him on BillionGraves – https://billiongraves.com/grave/Douglas-A-Munro/4992222 or Find-A-Grave https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/6770/douglas-albert-munro as the YouTube closed captioning showed his last name as Monroe, not Munro.

On the 75th anniversary of his death: 75 years since Douglas Munro paid the ultimate sacrifice (2017 clip) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=njYyzhRCc20 (about 1:17 minutes long).

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1 Response to Douglas Albert Munro – Only Member of the Coast Guard Awarded the Medal of Honor

  1. Pingback: Interesting Little Known Coast Guard Medal of Honor Facts | Ups and Downs of Family History V2.0

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