U.S. Coast Guard Historian's Office
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Washington, DC 20593-7031


U.S. Coast Guard Museum
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Historic Events
The Commandant, Admiral Owen Siler, waits to introduce two of the first women to be assigned to sea duty on board a Coast Guard cutter at a 22 June 1977 press conference. Left to right: BM3 Debra Lee Wilson, ENS Beverly G. Kelley, ADM Owen W. Siler.

DAILY CHRONOLOGY OF COAST GUARD HISTORY

Historic daily events in Coast Guard history, listed by month

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Fleet Admiral William F. Halsey, Jr., USN (Ret.)
CG-40428: next to the Coast Guard ensign is BM3 (later BMCM) Charles "Mac" McGowan, alongside him is EN2 Reagan, third crewman is unknown.
Unknown Tampa Crewman, Lamphey Churchyard, Wales, United Kingdom, ca. 2014

"In loving memory of our unknown shipmate from the USS Coast Guard Cutter Tampa torpedoed in the Bristol Channel September 26th 1918 Erected by the USS Tampa Coast Guard Post 719 American Legion New York"
North Atlantic: foul weather gear, WWII
Uniform: Dungarees 
The Coast Guard signalman operating the blinker lamp is SM 3/c Theodore Cholewinski, USCGR, WWII
Coast Guard Archives
Winter clothing, kapok life vests.  Coast Guardsman on right is wearing the standard Navy issue watch cap.   
They are preparing to fire a "K" gun depth charge projector.
Resources
Cover image of the Book of Valor

UNITED STATES COAST GUARD 
Book of Valor 
A Fact Book on Medals and Decorations 
[awarded to Coast Guardsmen for valor during World War II] 
PREPARED BY THE PUBLIC RELATIONS DIVISION, WASHINGTON , D.C. 
MAY, 1945
BOOK_OF_VALOR_WWII_COVER ...
Book of Valor
UNITED STATES COAST GUARD 
Book of Valor 
A Fact Book on Medals and Decorations 
[awarded to Coast Guardsmen for valor during World War II] 
PREPARED BY THE PUBLIC RELATIONS DIVISION, WASHINGTON , D.C. 
MAY, 1945 
The following is a publication issued by the Coast Guard's Public Affairs Division in May of 1945 that lists those Coast Guardsmen who were awarded decorations of the Air Medal or higher during World War II, along with their citations.  Additionally, there were three supplemental sections added to the publication to cover those who earned awards for the remaining months of the war and these supplements are included as well.  Supplemental List No. 3 included those individuals who were authorized to wear the Commendation Ribbon. 
Coast Guardsmen were awarded a total of 532 medals (these included the following medals: Air Medal, Bronze Star, Navy & Marine Corps Medal, Distinguished Flying Cross, Silver Star, Legion of Merit, Distinguished Service Medal, Navy Cross, and the Medal of Honor as well as awards from foreign governments).  A total of 516 Coast Guard officers and men were awarded the Commendation Ribbon while another 957 were awarded the Purple Heart. 
The publication was organized alphabetically, subdivided by the recipients' home state.  The chapter headings are as follows (click on the chapter heading to go directly to that chapter): 
Our thanks to Ms. Erma Hill for transcribing this publication.
BOOK OF VALOR_DOC.PDF
report on Cuyahoga-Santa Cruz, 1978
1978 Cuyahoga-Santa Cruz ...
Oral History Interview with Harriet writer, SPA
]Interviewed by C. Douglas Kroll
Harriet Writer Oral History
Oral History Interview with Keith Williams
Interviewed by C Douglas Kroll
Keith Williams Oral History
Oral History Interview with Captain Donald M. Taub
Interviewed by C. Douglas Kroll
Donald M. Taub Oral History
Oral History with Jack R. Sutherlin
Interviewed by C. Douglas Kroll
Jack R. Sutherlin Oral Hi...
Oral History with ETCM Melvin K. Bell
Interviewed by C. Douglas Kroll
Melvin K. Bell Oral History
Oral History with Marvin J. Perrett
Interviewed by Scott T. Price
Marvin J. Perrett Oral Hi...
chronology
Asian-Pacific Americans i...
chronology
African-Americans in Coas...
Chronology of Women in USCG History
Women in Coast Guard History
The History and Legacy of the
United States Coast Guard Cutter
BOUTWELL (WHEC 719)
BOUTWELL1968-2016
Hispanic-Americans History Chronology
Hispanic-Americans in Coa...
Marvin J. Perrett Oral History
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The U.S. Coast Guard and the First World War
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Department of Homeland Security and the First World war
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Service in the Forgotten War
Scott T. Price
Service in the Forgotten War
The Forgotten Service in the Forgotten War
Scott T. Price
The Forgotten Service in ...
“Skill, courage under enemy fire, and devotion to
duty:” Bronze Star Medal Recipient Heriberto “Eddie”
Hernandez and Coast Guard Smallboat Operations
in Vietnam
Dr. William Thiesen
Heriberto Hernandez and C...