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Happy 221st birthday, United States Coast Guard
August 4, 2011

Posted on 08/04/2011 10:21:54 AM PDT by EveningStar

The United States Coast Guard was established August 4, 1790.

United States Coast Guard Tribute "Semper Paratus"


TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: coastguard; happybirthday; uscg

1 posted on 08/04/2011 10:21:58 AM PDT by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

U.S. Coast Guard festival 2011 at Grand Haven, Michigan!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xS4-PhUeNvQ


2 posted on 08/04/2011 10:30:01 AM PDT by FrdmLvr (culture, language, borders)
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To: EveningStar

Happy Birthday USCG

My Brother on year 20 in USCG CWO2
Semper Paratus


3 posted on 08/04/2011 10:33:45 AM PDT by King_Corey (www.kingcorey.com -- Twitter @KingCorey_Com)
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To: EveningStar

Big shout out to my nephew, a proud, happy Coast Guard officer!


4 posted on 08/04/2011 10:38:05 AM PDT by married21 (As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.)
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To: EveningStar
Semper Paratus
5 posted on 08/04/2011 10:38:44 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Napolean fries the idea powder.)
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To: King_Corey

August 2nd marked my 40th consecutive year as either active duty or contractor serving the Coast Guard. What a great organization doing a lot of good things with so little money.


6 posted on 08/04/2011 10:58:53 AM PDT by USCG SimTech (Honored to serve since '71)
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The New Monthly Donor Count

Ten Rounds of 10 NMDs Are Complete!

DejaJude's check is in the mail!

Round 11 count is 4!

Woo Hoo! 104 New Monthly Donors so far this FReepathon!





7 posted on 08/04/2011 11:06:17 AM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list.)
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To: EveningStar
Coastie bump

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8 posted on 08/04/2011 11:16:56 AM PDT by Delta 21 (Make your choice ! There are NO civilians.)
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To: Delta 21
Mallow MKC Sand Island to to Sassafras, Semper Paratus, Always Forgot Us.
9 posted on 08/04/2011 11:24:19 AM PDT by dblshot (Insanity: electing the same people over and over and expecting different results.)
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To: USCG SimTech

20 years is a career, 30 years is a lifer, 40 years is an addiction. Get Help!


10 posted on 08/04/2011 11:25:51 AM PDT by dblshot (Insanity: electing the same people over and over and expecting different results.)
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To: FrdmLvr

You can see the festival live on a pan/tilt/zoom web cam here:
http://www.grandhaventribune.com/harbor-cam

You may have to wait in line to control the camera.

Hit the preset for “Channel Wide SW” to see the ships.


11 posted on 08/04/2011 11:33:59 AM PDT by laker_dad
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To: EveningStar

From a retired US Navy real sailor, Happy birthday to you shallow-water puddle pirates!!!

Just joking - you guys are always there when someone’s in trouble on the seas. You rescue people during the worst of weather, stop illegal drug runners, provide security on our coasts, and get looked down the nose at by the other services. A great book about some of the Coast Guard’s history is David Stick’s “Graveyard of the Atlantic” which details the US Lifesaving Service on the NC coast.


12 posted on 08/04/2011 11:39:11 AM PDT by fredhead (I'm not sleeping, I'm checking my eyelids for cracks.)
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To: Delta 21
Great Photos. I have some of the same from my days on my blackhull, WLB 309,USGCG Sweetgum.

It is easy to forget those great times.

Happy Birthday USCG...............PS It's my B-Day too.

13 posted on 08/04/2011 11:42:07 AM PDT by New Perspective (Proud father of a 7 yr old son with Down Syndrome and fighting to keep him off Obama's death panels.)
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To: EveningStar

Thanks for the tribute. Served in the USCG from 1984-1988, mostly at a small boat station on the Cape Cod Canal. Seems like a million years ago, but those were some great years.

Glad I joined, glad I served, glad I got out.


14 posted on 08/04/2011 11:52:43 AM PDT by Semper911 (When you want to rob Peter to pay Paul, you'll always have the support of Paul.)
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To: EveningStar

Happy Birthday CG! My late father served during WW 2!


15 posted on 08/04/2011 11:58:34 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: EveningStar
An anniversary worth commemorating...
16 posted on 08/04/2011 12:28:57 PM PDT by mikrofon (Unlike *others* today.)
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To: EveningStar

Tonk memorial bump


17 posted on 08/04/2011 12:57:35 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (From her lips to the voters' ears: Debbie Wasserman Schultz: "We own the economy" June 15, 2011)
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To: fredhead

Check out the last pic on #8 above.

That swim call was positioned at over 22,500 ft of water below the keel.

I never knew the earth was so big till I got stationed in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.


18 posted on 08/04/2011 3:32:27 PM PDT by Delta 21 (Make your choice ! There are NO civilians.)
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To: EveningStar

Happy B-day Coasties!


19 posted on 08/04/2011 5:41:39 PM PDT by bayouranger (The 1st victim of islam is the person who practices the lie.)
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To: Delta 21

That swim call was positioned at over 22,500 ft of water below the keel.
= = = = = = = = = == = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =

I like to point out the vast expanse of the sea and then add: “That is just the top”.

Nothing like swim call...especially when they call out the ‘sharpshooters’ to act as shark guard.

Some of the fellow Sailors that were armed while on shark guard made me think I would rather take my chances with the sharks....<: <: <:

On the LST we could just drop the bow ramp and have our own ‘beach’, of course steel rather than sand....


20 posted on 08/04/2011 6:27:59 PM PDT by xrmusn ((6/98) We have got to get serious about 'readjusting' the present House and Senate.)
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To: Delta 21

When I enlisted the advertising slogan was, “Join the Navy and see the world.”

It didn’t occur to me until later that 3/4 of the earth is covered in water, and when you’ve seen one sea you’ve seen them all.


21 posted on 08/05/2011 4:05:10 AM PDT by fredhead (I'm not sleeping, I'm checking my eyelids for cracks.)
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To: EveningStar

Obama shares a b-day with the Coast Guard? Poor Coast Guard.


22 posted on 08/05/2011 10:25:49 PM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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