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Sunday, August 04, 2013

Happy Birthday-US Coast Guard



Today we celebrate  223 years of  United States Coast Guard service. This military service continues to provide an important and valuable service to our country. I remain proud that I was a part of its history for 30 years.

Like me, many of the ships in today’s pictures are retired, but the Coast Guard remains strong and continues to labor for the good of the country.

The Owasco (header photo) was my home for 14 months on North Atlantic patrols including winter North Atlantic Ice patrols, long since replaced by technology.

Happy Birthday-Coast Guard!



http://www.uscg.mil/history/

http://www.uscg.mil/history/webcutters/WHEC_Photo_Index.asp 







13 comments:

Rick Doyle said...

Congrats to the U.S. Coast Card on its 223 Birthday - and, to you to Chuck for your 30 years of faithful service. Well done!

Shoeless Joe said...

Thank you for your service and Happy Birthday Coast Guard.

Paul and Marti Dahl said...

The Owasco lives on. At least part of it does. There is a shipboard firefighting training school at NWS Earle, NJ. The superstructure of the Owasco is there. It is set on fire by instructors and the students have to put out the fire by going inside it. I trained there in the late eighties.

So, I've had a hot time on the bridge of the Owasco.

Happy Coast Guard Day to you, Shipmate!

Paul and Marsha Weaver OCT. 17, 2009 said...

Awesome header!

Happy birthday and thanks for your service!

Alan and Marilyn McMillan said...

Thank you for your service. The military is very important to our family and we appreciate your dedicated service. God bless!

Judy and Emma said...

Does the Coast Guard have a song associated with it like Anchors Aweigh is for the Navy?

Jim and Sandie said...

I never knew much about the Coast Guard growing up in Eastern Montana. So it is really neat to learn more about them from you and Paul. Thank you guys for all your service.

Sherry said...

Great header picture. Happy Birthday Coast Guard. Please don't tell anyone that they are my favorite branch of the military. Especially my dad, he was a Navy man or my nephew, he's a Marine.

Wanderin' said...

I love the header too. Happy Birthday Coast Guard!

Carol K said...

Congratulations, Chuck, and thank you for your many years of service. Happy birthday, Coast Guard!

Erin Erkun said...

Your years of service are much appreciated ... thank you.

Gail Houle said...

Happy Birthday Coast Guard! Thank you for your service, Chuck.

Sue and Doug said...

happy birthday to the Coast Guard! bloggers are always learning something!! thanks for sharing!