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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

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. 16, 2022

The Long Blue Line: Clarence Samuels—the U.S. military’s Afro-Latino color barrier buster!

Panamanian born, here the story of Clarence Lorenzo Samuels, the first minority to command a federal ship.

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.

Sept. 2, 2022

The Long Blue Line: Captain Fraser—Coast Guard’s forgotten visionary and first commandant

. . . [Captain] Fraser opposed an Assistant Secretary of the Treasury, and this official’s hostility proved fatal to the Captain’s long career: by an arbitrary abuse of power, the administration in 1856 revoked his commission summarily. Both indefensible and stupid, this action resulted wholly from personal animosity and cost the government one of