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Oct. 27, 2021

Jimmy: A look into the man behind the uniform 

The story of Lt. Thomas J.E. “Jimmy” Crotty is one that continues to reverberate through the Coast Guard ranks today. Crotty, a 1934 graduate of the Academy, spent his first seven years in the fleet domestically, patrolling off the coasts of Seattle, New York City, and San Diego. As U.S. war efforts mounted prior to World War II, Crotty began

Oct. 22, 2021

The Long Blue Line: Satterlee—the last full measure of devotion

Captain Satterlee was a particularly competent and efficient officer and made a record of which the best might well be proud.    “Official Record of Charles Satterlee,” Coast Guard Personnel Office, October 18, 1918Charles Satterlee was born in Essex, Connecticut, in 1875. His naval career began after completing the U.S. Revenue Cutter Service’s

Sept. 24, 2021

The Long Blue Line: Cesar Romero—a Hollywood star, but just another guy in the Coast Guard

From Hollywood Star to Coast Guard war hero - the story of Cesar Romero.

July 23, 2021

The Long Blue Line: Last of the Coast Guard fishing fleet— Hurricane San Calixto and the loss of EM Dow

During World War I and World War II, the Menhaden fishing fleet became a ready reserve for the Navy and Coast Guard.

May 21, 2021

The Long Blue Line: Ship of heroes—Seneca’s history-making rescue of World War I

Lt. Brown and the gallant volunteers set an example worthy of the highest traditions of any Service or any Nation.

April 9, 2021

The Long Blue Line: Coast Guard Combat Operations in World War I

World War I served as a baptism of fire for the Coast Guard. During the war, the Coast Guard performed its traditional missions of search and rescue, maritime interdiction, law enforcement, humanitarian response, and port security.