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Oct. 28, 2022

The Long Blue Line: “Tip of the Spear”—Coast Guard joins the fight in Vietnam

Remembering the Coast Guard's role in the Vietnam War.

June 25, 2021

Fair winds and following seas: Cmdr. Merle Smith, CGA's 1st African American graduate

Cmdr. Smith, 76, died June 16. The wake and funeral service will be held next month in New London.

March 26, 2021

The Long Blue Line: The Coast Guard in Vietnam-a remembrance

Fifty-five years after the Coast Guard joined the fight in Vietnam, we commemorate those servicemembers who went in harm’s way, several of whom paid with their lives in a land far from home.

Dec. 23, 2020

Reader submission: New Years' logs from the Vietnam era

MyCG's first reader contribution comes from former Coastie John Fagan