1944 - Trailblazing African American Coast Guardsman James McDaniel at War
"Coast Guardsman James McDaniel. . . .steward's mate first class, who has filled his [battle station] post as loader in a 20-millimeter gun crew aboard an attack transport during three invasions in the South Pacific." Photo originally printed in the January 22, 1944 issue of "The Afro-American" newspaper on page 3. Article entitled: "N.J. Family Mighty Proud of Coast Guard Hero."