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The Long Blue Line: Cutter Daphne and the “North Atlantic Vegetable War”

2 months 4 weeks ago
Cmdr. William A. McKinstry, United States Coast Guard As the crew of the Ganeff[sic] told it, they were anchored on Rum Row Sunday night when the Daphne swung alongside. Suddenly a storm of paint pots, vegetables and other missiles came flying at them from the Coast Guard cutter . . . .                                                                                              The Baltimore Sun,Continue reading

The Long Blue Line: Class of 1980—40 years of women at the Academy

3 months ago
Cmdr. Kathy A. Hamblett, United States Coast Guard retired Framed as heroes, we are often labeled as courageous by others. To most of us, it felt like survival. And we persevered as only the young can–with verve and humor.                       Cmdr. Kathy Hamblett (retired), Coast Guard Academy Class of 1980 In recognition of 40 yearsContinue reading

The Long Blue Line: Coast Guard PSUs—Established 30 years ago for the Persian Gulf War!

3 months 1 week ago
Capt. John R. Olson, United States Coast Guard Reserve (retired) Beginning in 1982, the United States Coast Guard assigned responsibility to the Ninth Coast Guard District in Cleveland, Ohio, to train reservists for military mobilization. The intended mission of these “notional,” or prototype units, was to perform harbor defense for offload ports supporting that supportContinue reading

The Long Blue Line: “Into the Jaws of Death”—SM2 John Roberts and LCI-93 at Omaha Beach

3 months 2 weeks ago
BM1 William A. Bleyer, United States Coast Guard [Editor’s note: This article was inspired by a story written by PAC Matthew R. Schofield for Coast Guard Magazine in 2010.] “We were sitting ducks and the Germans clearly had us in their sights.“                             Steward’s Mate 2nd Class John Noble Roberts, U.S. Coast Guard Reserve TheContinue reading
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