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Aug. 5, 2022

The Long Blue Line: The “Green Hell” of Guadalcanal 80 years ago!

Remembering the Battle of Guadalcanal from August 1942

July 14, 2022

Coast Guard Reserve WWII heroes lend their names to two newest FRCs

Fast Response Cutters carry the Scheuerman and Goldman legacies

June 3, 2022

The Long Blue Line: D-Day, 1944—MoMM2 Swierc and the heroic saviors of CG-16

The night of the invasion was unbelievable. There was a continuous flash of light in the sky and we could hear the bombs. It was nonstop fire.   - Motor Machinist’s Mate Second Class Mike SwiercNearly 80 years have passed since Motor Machinist’s Mate Second Class Michael J. Swierc served on the Coast Guard Cutter CG-16 off Utah Beach during the

Feb. 18, 2022

The Long Blue Line: Louis Etheridge—Gun captain and African-American war hero 

Read about the courageous actions resulting in the Coast Guard’s first military medal bestowed on an African American Coast Guardsman for combat heroism.