Great Lakes Shipmate of the Week: Zoran Pedisic, Lake Superior Warehousing Company

The Silver Lifesaving Medal was created by congress in 1874 and is awarded to people who endanger their own lives while saving or attempting to save another from drowning, a shipwreck or other perils of the water. Zoran Pedisic risked […]


Coast Guard Motor City dining facility wins award

It has been often said that the secret to success at a small boat station is to have a happy crew. For many, that means good food. The food service specialists at Coast Guard Station Belle Isle, Michigan, not only […]


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Ohio Coast Guardsman awarded Bronze Star for Iraq service

In honor of Veterans Day, the 9th District Public Affairs staff will be highlighting several Coast Guardsmen who are assigned to or are from the Great Lakes region.

The first is Petty Officer 1st Class George Taylor, a native of Bowling Green, Ohio. Taylor was awarded the Bronze Star, the fourth-highest military combat decoration, at Naval Support Activity, Bahrain, Oct. 6, 2011, for his performance while training Iraqi Coastal Border Guard personnel in Iraq from December 2010 to July 2011.


Marblehead Coast Guardsman brings award “home” for first time

A Coast Guardsman at a Great Lakes Coast Guard station which prides itself on its rich and storied past added another chapter to the unit’s history books when he was named the station’s first recipient of the Lucien M. Clemons Boat Crewman Award during a ceremony Monday morning.


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Muskegon Coastie wins prestigious award

The U.S. Coast Guard announced Friday that a Muskegon Coast Guardsman is the winner of a prestigious annual engineering award for superior performance, exceptional technical skills, and exemplary leadership during 2010.