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US Coast Guard Cutter MESQUITE (WLB-305) - rather a black mark on the Coast Guard's reputation, the Mesquite is a good reminder not to let anything become routine. In December 4, 1989, the Mesquite grounded on a reef off the Keeweenaw Peninsula in Lake Superior, ironically, it was there to replace the navigational buoy that marked that very reef. After several hours of trying to free the vessel, the crew reluctantly abandoned ship. Semper Paratus...?

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The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Healy riding up on the ice in the Bering Sea.

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Coast Guard Training Center Cape May: Coast Guard Ethos: I am a Coast Guardsman. I serve the People of the United States. I will protect them. I will save them. I am their shield. For them, I am Semper Paratus. I live the Coast Guard values. I am proud to be a Coast Guardsman. We are the United States Coast Guard. Absolutely beautiful! She shipped off to boot camp March 31, 2009

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VA maintains a list of U.S. Navy and Coast Guard ships associated with military service in Vietnam and possible exposure to Agent Orange based on military records. - See more at: http://www.publichealth.va.gov/exposures/agentorange/shiplist/index.asp#sthash.tNbyD7vN.dpuf Servicemen in a boat on an inland waterway of Vietnam

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Coast Guard Cutter Cupcake Wrappers with Bridge Toppers