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Jan. 27, 2023
The Long Blue Line: “No greater love”—Billy Flores, hero of the Cutter Blackthorn
Embodying the motto "So others may live"...
Jan. 20, 2023
The Long Blue Line: Forrest Rednour—World War II rescue swimmer and FRC namesake
. . . his courageous disregard for his own personal safety in a situation of grave peril was in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service. Navy & Marine Corps Medal citation, Ship’s Cook 2nd Class Forrest O. RednourForrest Oren Rednour was born May 13, 1923, in Cutler, Illinois. He enlisted in the U.S. Coast Guard
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. 16, 2022
The Long Blue Line: Ray Evans—Hero of Guadalcanal who enlisted and served with Douglas Munro 80 years ago
Chief Ray Evans served with the Coast Guard’s only Medal of Honor recipient, and is now FRC namesake!
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. 24, 2022
The Long Blue Line: Keeper Lawrence Lawson and students rescue Evanston crew Thanksgiving Day rescue 130 years ago
A Thanksgiving1889 rescue on Lake Michigan.