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Jan. 13, 2023
The Long Blue Line: Senior Chief Richard Dixon—heavy-weather coxswain during powerful Fourth of July
Two notable rescues in the same weekend
Jan. 6, 2023
The Long Blue Line: Thetis—Hawaii’s first cutter and Teddy Roosevelt’s guardian of endangered seabirds
At the time of the visit of the party, in summer of 1911, heaps of the bodies of the slain still lay on the ground, mute witnesses of the sad fate that had overtaken these beautiful birds. Henry W. Henshaw, Chief, U.S. Bureau of Biological Survey, 1911 Henry Henshaw was not only chief of the federal bureau overseeing threatened species over 100
Dec. 30, 2022
The Long Blue Line: Capt. von Paulsen’s New Year’s Day aviation rescue near Miami
Before all was said and done, the rescue turned to survival for the rescuers.
Dec. 23, 2022
The Long Blue Line: Lighthouses and the history of ‘The Flying Santa’
The Flying Santa, delivering gifts for more than 90 years.
Dec. 9, 2022
The Long Blue Line: Harry Hamlet’s rescue of Navy convoy 100 years ago!
Shortly after World War I, a remarkable event demonstrated the caliber of Coast Guard officers.
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. 11, 2022
The Long Blue Line: The Coast Guard and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Still in its infancy as a service, here is the story of the CG's participation when the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier was established.
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
Oct. 7, 2022
The Long Blue Line: Saving Sunbeam—a deadly human trafficking case over 100 years ago
Chinese non-citizens rescued from the icy waters after the ship they were aboard sank into the sea at the beginning of the 20th century.
Sept. 30, 2022
The Long Blue Line: LANTAREA’s PATFORSWA Managers—over 15 years of leadership!
The present-day Contingency Operations Branch (LANT-39) formed out of the need to provide contingency support to a few cutters deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Initially viewed as a contingency operational need to support those cutters, a solicitation for a handful of Coast Guard reservists was made in 2005. Those reservists would