The officers and crew of U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Sherman returned home to San Diego, on August 26, after a successful three-month patrol conducting frontline maritime drug interdictions and training in the Eastern Pacific Ocean off the coast of Central America.The crew of the 378-foot high-endurance cutter partnered with the U.S. Coast Guard Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron based out of Jacksonville, Fla., to successfully intercept three vessels suspected of drug smuggling.
Some of the first American soldiers to attack the German defenses in Higgins Boats (LCVPs) approach Omaha Beach near Normandy, France on June 6, 1944. Plastic covers protect the soldier’s weapons against from the water. (Photo by Robert F. Sargent, U.S. Coast Guard/Galerie Bilderwelt/Getty Images)
Pirate's Cove, Polperro, Cornwall. Smuggling prospered in Polperro when it was developed as a port in the 12th c. & reached it's zenith in the late 18th c. when Britain's wars w/ America & France hastened high taxation of imported goods. Local fisherman boosted their income by smuggling spirits, tobacco & other goods from Guernsey. A more organized Coast Guard service was introduced in the 19th c. along w/ stiff penalties, & led to much less smuggling.
Douglas Munro~ United States Coast Guard's only Medal of Honor recipient. He died heroically on Guadalcanal September 27, 1942, after succeeding in his assignment, for which he had volunteered, to evacuate a detachment of Marines from a point where enemy opposition developed beyond anticipated dimensions. He then, placed himself and his boats so that they would serve as cover for the last men to leave and was fatally injured. Munro's final words were "Did they get off?"
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The death of U-175 caught on the surface by USCG cutter Spencer. The sub is smashed by cannon fire. Note one crew standing next to the coning tower. Survivors were collected by the Spencer. The battle occurred on April 17, 1943.