A Coast Guardsman's History of the U.S. Coast Guard

A Coast Guardsman's History of the U.S. Coast Guard

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More a book about Coast Guard heritage than an academic history, this book focuses on a variety of relatively unknown Coast Guardsmen who personify the service's core values. The author highlights the contributions of a variety of individuals, from seamen to admirals on active duty, as well as Reserves, Auxiliarists, and civilian members of Team Coast Guard. These heroes, representing a great diversity in age, sex, race, and ethnicity, set an example worthy of emulation and serve as role models for today's Coast Guard men and women.n the 1960s, as a young cadet at the Coast Guard Academy, I learned to recite from memory the mission of the academy. ... tothe Naval Academy in Annapolis, I wasstruck bythe number ofmonuments to U.S. Navy officer heroeson that campus . ... First Class Douglas Munro and hisheroic exploitsat Guadalcanal during World War II that earned him the Congressional Medal of Honor. ... Chapter 1of the Coast Guardsmana#39;s Manual also provides abrief overview of theservicea#39;s history.

Title:A Coast Guardsman's History of the U.S. Coast Guard
Author:Douglas Kroll
Publisher:Naval Institute Press - 2014-09-15


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