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U.S. Coast Guard disaster, the USS Serpens — Pacific Paratrooper

The sinking of the ammunition ship USS Serpens in January 1945 was the single deadliest day in the history of the Coast Guard. The gigantic explosion, which killed 250 sailors and almost vaporized the ship, was blamed on an accident … Continue reading

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How a World Class Coast Guard Rescuer Sank a DUKW — And Still Pulled Off an Extraordinary Rescue — The Frump Report: News, Reviews, Stories and Books from Author Robert R. Frump

Bernie Webber, the famous Coast Guardsman who led the rescue of the SS Pendleton crew, and whose story was told in the movie The Finest Hours, had a long career marked by numerous other rescues. He always considered this story … Continue reading

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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

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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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