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Dec. 2, 2022
The Long Blue Line: Benjamin Bottoms—Arctic aviator, wartime hero served with Lt. John Prichard
Enlisted aviation hero and namesake for new FRC.
Nov. 18, 2022
The Long Blue Line: Joseph Toahty, a Pawnee warrior who served at Guadalcanal with Douglas Munro
Native Native American Joseph Robert Toahty, who served in the Coast Guard in World War II.
Oct. 14, 2022
The Long Blue Line: The life and times of Marvin Perrett—Portrait of a World War II coxswain and FRC namesake
[Editor’s note: This article was first published in 2005 and has been modified to meet MyCG style. Marvin Perrett passed away in 2007. In recognition of his World War II service, he received numerous ribbons for naval campaigns in the European and Pacific theatres, as well as induction into the French Legion of Honor with rank of Chevalier. Perrett
Sept. 23, 2022
The Long Blue Line: Latina SPARs—Minority trailblazers of World War II
Women all over the country volunteered to serve during World War II. Here are a few Latina SPARs who answered the call.
Sept. 9, 2022
The Long Blue Line: Joseph Tezanos—wartime lifesaver, Hispanic-American trailblazer and FRC namesake
World War II hero goes on to become one of the first Hispanic American officers in the United States Coast Guard.
Aug. 5, 2022
The Long Blue Line: The “Green Hell” of Guadalcanal 80 years ago!
Remembering the Battle of Guadalcanal from August 1942
July 15, 2022
The Long Blue Line: Remembering a trailblazer: family reflects on SPAR’s legacy of service
Remembering a Coast Guard trailblazer
July 14, 2022
Coast Guard Reserve WWII heroes lend their names to two newest FRCs
Fast Response Cutters carry the Scheuerman and Goldman legacies
July 8, 2022
The Long Blue Line: A big band Coastie and his Italian prisoners go to town in WWII
Playing through the years.
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