Tag Archives: Coast Guard

My Uncle’s Connection to USCGC Bramble – October 22, 2019

Big thank you to https://subliblog.com/2019/10/20/october-20-1944-invasion-of-leyte/ which led me to re-blog her post – October 20, 1944 – Invasion of Leyte — Subli. This led to a conversation where I thought of my uncle who served in the Coast Guard during World War … Continue reading

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October 20, 1944 – Invasion of Leyte — Subli

Alligators Charge toward the Foe on Leyte. Official U.S. Coast Guard photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives. Seventy-five years ago today, MacArthur fulfilled his pledge and returned to the Philippines. Even with reports of weak resistance and … Continue reading

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Pet Peeve Rant Warning – Find-A-Grave Plopping and Burial Unknowns/Cremated August 1, 2019

You have been warned. One of my pet peeves when it comes to Find-A-Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/, is plopping and using Cremated for Burial Unknowns (BUs) when a Contributor wants to make sure someone has a memorial and has no proof the … Continue reading

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Why My Uncle and Aunt Aren’t on Any Graving Website – Tombstone Tuesdays April 30, 2019

My uncle died in 2008; his wife died in 1993. I know when they died according to the Social Security Death Index (SSDI). I know the county in Florida where they died. I don’t know if they died at home … Continue reading

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USCGC Comanche (ATA-202, WATA-202, WMEC-202) Coast Guard Ship Museum

USCGC Comanche (ATA-202, WATA-202, WMEC-202) http://www.hnsa.org/hnsa-ships/uscgc-comanche-ata-202-wata-202-wmec-202/ Built At: Gulfport Boiler & Welding Works, Port Arthur, Texas Official Website – http://www.76fsa.org/cgta/comanche.htm (no longer works), but Wayback Machine to the rescue: https://web.archive.org/web/20160325032119/http://www.76fsa.org/cgta/comanchee.htm. USCG (Wayback Machine): https://web.archive.org/web/20170430211615/https://www.uscg.mil/history/cutters/165a/Comanche1934.asp Bing Maps: Bing Maps USCGC Comanche … Continue reading

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Interesting Little Known Coast Guard Medal of Honor Facts

If you go to Wikipedia and most Medal of Honor related websites, you hear about the three (3) Medal of Honor designs – Army, Navy, and Air Force. However, if you read this section of Wikipedia’s Medal of Honor article: … Continue reading

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Bipolar Alaskan Coast Guard

via Bipolar Alaskan Coast Guard.

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U.S. Coast Guard Search and Rescue Atlantic Merchant Vessel Report (AMVER) System 82414 – YouTube Video

U.S. COAST GUARD SEARCH AND RESCUE ATLANTIC MERCHANT VESSEL REPORT (AMVER) SYSTEM 82414: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zU5QOfQK5pc (around 25:01 minutes long). Here’s the official website: http://www.amver.com/; Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/amver; Blog: https://amveruscg.blogspot.com/; Twitter: https://twitter.com/amver; YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/Amver1958; Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/amver/; Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AMVER.  

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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 … Continue reading

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USCGC EAGLE (WIX-327) Ship Museum

USCGC Eagle (WIX-327) is one of only two active commissioned sailing vessels in the U.S. Maritime services. She is one of five such training barques in the world. Her sister ships are Mircea of Romania, Sagres II of Portugal, Gorch … Continue reading

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