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Happy 222nd birthday, United States Coast Guard
| August 4, 2012
Posted on 08/04/2012 10:27:05 AM PDT by EveningStar
The United States Coast Guard was established August 4, 1790.
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TOPICS: Government; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: 1790; coastguard; homelandsecurity; military; uscg
posted on 08/04/2012 10:35:09 AM PDT
by Delta 21
(Oh Crap !! Did I say that out loud ??!??)
To: Delta 21
Yes we do, and thank you for saying such Delta 21.
And thank you for your service!
posted on 08/04/2012 11:00:38 AM PDT
(Republicans are suffering from Testicular Atrophy!!!)
CGAS Miami best yrs of my life
posted on 08/04/2012 11:27:20 AM PDT
posted on 08/04/2012 11:58:47 AM PDT
by real saxophonist
(Proud to have been beat up and shot by the late Paul Gomez. RIP, 'Gnomez'.)
To: Delta 21
Puddle Pirates rock even more! ;-)
as a former Coastie myself (Group Boston HQ)
posted on 08/04/2012 12:12:05 PM PDT
(Woe to those who call good evil and evil good. Isaiah 5:20)
“You have to go out, you don’t have to come back”!
US Coast Guard...1970-75
USCGC Sedge (Cordova, AK), Radio Operator School (Two-Rock-Ranch, CA), USCGRADSTA/NMO (Oahu, HI), USCGC Midgett (Alemada, CA).
Happy birthday everyone.
posted on 08/04/2012 1:20:05 PM PDT
CG Cutters I served on:
The US Coast Guard Cutter Taney, now preserved at the Baltimore Maritime Museum, is the only surviving warship afloat today from the December 7, 1941 Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor. The Cutter also participated in the battles of the North Atlantic and Okinawa, and served as a mission and gunfire support ship in Vietnam.
Coast Guard patrol boat in Vietnam. Five and seven day patrols at sea in all weather conditions were common. The cutter carried a crew of thirteen plus a Vietnamese interpreter which made for very cramped quarters.
posted on 08/04/2012 1:42:07 PM PDT
Happy Birthday USCG.
Thanks for your service, CD.
posted on 08/04/2012 1:48:50 PM PDT
I slept in TANEY berthing while the HAMILTON was in the yards in Baltimore. Taney was a training ship for steam propulsion plants in Baltimore, wasn’t it? I much later helped deliver BIBB (WHEC-31) out of New Bedford, MA to the salvage company as part of the post-decom crew. Then on to CHASE.
1971-1991 active duty USCG
1991-pres. contractor with USCGA
posted on 08/04/2012 2:14:47 PM PDT
by USCG SimTech
(Honored to serve since '71)
Happy Birthday, The Coast Guard is great, it’s a shame they, like NASA, are the kings of affirmative action, I am so sick of how the government sees everyone as a hyphen!
posted on 08/04/2012 3:04:41 PM PDT
its a shame they, like NASA, are the kings of affirmative action
You're saying they're more so than other government entities?
Best 4 years of my youth.
posted on 08/04/2012 4:33:46 PM PDT
(Obama lied,economy died.)
Yes, enjoyed Tonk and his later work with the CG Auxiliary in Oregon.
To: USCG SimTech
I slept in TANEY berthing while the HAMILTON was in the yards in Baltimore.
Ha! Probably slept in the same bunk, though 20 years later! My time was in the mid-1960's out of Alameda, CA.
I'm glad that at least one of the 327 ft. cutters got saved. A grand relic of the age of steam - trains and ships.
Thanks Mister Bowman!
CGC Polar Sea, Seattle & CGC Resolute, Astoria
posted on 08/05/2012 6:59:19 AM PDT
(Personally, I give us one chance in three. More tea anyone?)
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