Sector Detroit Command Center dedicated in the name of WWII veteran, friend

Post written by: Lt. Jillian Lamb, Coast Guard Sector Detroit   During his visit to Sector Detroit, his face lit up with joy as he recounted his days in the Coast Guard and exuded pride of his unit, the Coast […]


World War II combat diary of J.J. McAndrews: A war-torn winter and the Allied invasion of Italy

The Great Lakes Coast Guard is sharing the story of Petty Officer 3rd Class J.J. McAndrews on his journey across the Atlantic Ocean into the Mediterranean Sea for the invasion of Italy, then to the shores of Normandy for D-Day, […]


World War II combat diary of J.J. McAndrews: Dropping eggs by the dozen

The Great Lakes Coast Guard is sharing the story of Petty Officer 3rd Class J.J. McAndrews on his journey across the Atlantic Ocean into the Mediterranean Sea for the invasion of Italy, then to the shores of Normandy for D-Day, in […]


World War II combat diary of J.J. McAndrews: German snipers, souvenirs and a volcano

  The Great Lakes Coast Guard is sharing the story of Petty Officer 3rd Class J.J. McAndrews on his journey across the Atlantic Ocean into the Mediterranean Sea for the invasion of Italy, then to the shores of Normandy for D-Day, […]


World War II combat diary of J.J. McAndrews: The start of a journey to “hell”

The Great Lakes Coast Guard is sharing the story of Petty Officer 3rd Class J.J. McAndrews on his journey across the Atlantic Ocean into the Mediterranean Sea for the invasion of Italy, then to the shores of Normandy for D-Day, in […]


Fair winds and following seas- story of the 2013 Port Huron to Mackinac Race

  Every year on Lake Huron a prestigious yacht race is held. The Bell’s Beer Bayview-Mackinac Race is one of the oldest long-distance freshwater sailing races in the world. Since 1925, sailors have raced from Port Huron, Mich., to Mackinac […]


SPAR “parachutes” into Coast Guard, World War II on her, CG’s birthday

 When Dolores (Denfeld) Schubilske enlisted in the Coast Guard, the United States was already into its third year of World War II. Bloody battles were being fought throughout Europe and the Pacific while hundreds of thousands of men were giving […]


Chicago Coast Guard participates in SS Eastland memorial

Written by auxiliarist Jonathan Roth Early on the morning of July 24, 1915, 7,000 employees and guests of the Western Electric Company gathered on a wharf between LaSalle and Clark streets on the Chicago River to board five steamers heading […]


His story- a history lesson from a WWII veteran

    The Coast Guardsmen filled their plates with lunch, grabbed their drinks, and sat down. On most days, a gathering of chief petty officers and officers, also called Anchors and Eagles, would be full of conversation and sea stories, […]


Coast Guardsmen assist with flag disposal ceremony on Flag Day

‘And the rockets’ red glare, the bombs bursting in air, gave proof through the night that our flag was still there.’ Words from the Star Spangled Banner entered the minds of active-duty Coast Guardsmen and members of the American Legion […]


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