U.S. Coast Guard Oral History Program

Attack on America: September 11, 2001 and the U.S. Coast Guard

Barrett, Thomas - Commander of the Coast Guard District 17 on September 11, 2011

Bennis, Richard - Commander, Coast Guard Activities New York, Captain of the Port, OCMI

Brown, Erroll - Commander, 13th Coast Guard District

Casto, Roy; Whitehead, Joel; Sullivan, Richard - 8th Coast Guard District

Cross, Terry - Assistant Commandant for Operations (G-O)

Hathaway, Jeffrey - Director, Navy Command Center & Counter-Drug Division (OPNAV N32)

Naccara, George - Commander, 1st Coast Guard District

Riutta, Earnest R. - Commander, Pacific Area & Eleventh Coast Guard District

Sirois, Robert - Rear Admiral, Director of Reserve and Training (G-WT)

Utley, Ralph; Yearout, Thomas; Newell, Steven - 14th Coast Guard District

Katrina, 2005

Castillo, Joe - Chief of Operations, 8th Coast Guard District

Colvin, Christopher - Chief of Staff, Atlantic Area Command

Pearson, Clifford - Commander, MLCA


Atkin, Thomas - Rear Admiral, Commander, U.S. Coast Guard Deployable Operations Group

Oral history of Rear Admiral Knapp's Coast Guard career.

Finch, Florence - Coast Guard SPAR decorated for World War II Combat Operations

Questions submitted to her regarding her remarkable life and career, first as a resistance fighter in the Philippines and then as a SPAR.

Gracey, James - Coast Guard Commandant, 1982-1986

The Reminiscences of Admiral James S. Gracey, U.S. Coast Guard (Retired) by Paul Stillwell.

Hayes, John - Coast Guard Commandant, 1978-1982

The Reminiscences of Admiral John Briggs Hayes, U.S. Coast Guard (Retired) by LTJG Michael Mansker.

Knapp, Richard - Rear Admiral, Retired

Oral history of Rear Admiral Knapp's Coast Guard career.

Perrett, Marvin - World War II Coast Guard Veteran

Coxswain of an LCVP assigned to the USS Bayfield.  He participated in the landings at Utah Beach on June 6, 1944 in the first wave.  He then went to the Pacific Theatre where he took part in the invasions of Iwo Jima and Okinawa.

Rose, Earl - Commander

Transcript of telephone conversation between Henry Morgenthau, Jr., the Secretary of the Treasury and Commander E.G. Rose, USCG, the Coast Guard representative at Coast Guard Headquarters, June 6, 1939.  Original transcript is at the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Presidential Library, Hyde Park, NY, in the Henry Morgenthau Jr. Papers, Volume 194.

Sargent, Thomas - Vice Admiral, Retired

Autobiography of VADM Thomas Sargent III's Coast Guard career to include service during World War II and Vietnam.

Stika, Joseph - Vice Admiral, Retired

Interview with Vice Admiral Stika concerning his career with the Revenue Cutter Service.

USS PC-469: The First Year in the Life of a Valiant Patrol Craft

 Vice Admiral Thomas Sargent's first-person experiences during World War II while serving as the executive officer and commanding officer of the USS PC-469.