US Coast Guard 225th Birthday

USS Samuel Chase

USS Samuel Chase

Tomorrow, 4 August 2015 commemorates the 225th Birthday of the United States Coast Guard.

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Congress authorized 10 vessels in 1790 to enforce tariff laws, prevent smuggling and protect the collection of federal revenue.  Life-saving and humanitarian responsibilities were later added.

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Today, the Coast Guard is a multi-mission, maritime, military service.  Its mission is to protect the public, the environment and American economic interests in the nation’s waterways, along the coast, on international water, or in any maritime region as required to support national security.

“Landing on the Beach” by Coast Guard artist, BMC William Goadby Lawrence

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Animated images are courtesy of: net animations.net and fg-a.com.  Thank you to the U.S. Coast Guard websites and – a HAPPY BIRTHDAY from the Pacific Paratrooper!  

Pennant from USS LCI (L) - 87, amphibious landing ship, WWII, ETO & PTO service

Pennant from USS LCI (L) – 87, amphibious landing ship, WWII, ETO & PTO service

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U.S. Coast Guard and Brevard County Zoo release 25 sea turtle into the ocean.  To see the story CLICK HERE!!

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Coast Guard Humor – Tides of War sm

'round and 'round we go...

’round and ’round we go…

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Farewell Salutes – 

Carlous Bolton – Osprey, FL; US Coast Guard, WWII/ Merchant Marine

Grant Cunard – San Diego, CA; US Coast Guard, Korea, USS Pontchartrain, Sonar technician

Larry Davis – W.Hartford, CT; US Coast Guardeagle

Richard Engle – Rockford, IL; US Coast Guard, Vietnam

Clyde ‘Doc’ Hamer Sr. – Lawrence, KS; US Coast Guard, WWII

William Kastner – Gainsville, FL; US Coast Guard, WWII, PTO

Duward “Dewey” Koch – Picayune, LA; US Coast Guard, WWII

Casey Malik – Sun City West, AZ; US Coast Guard, WWII

Michael Neuman Jr. – Palm City, FL; US Coast Guard, WWII, PTO, fireman/cook

Gerald ‘Bingo’ Smith – Bloomingdale, GA; US Coast Guard, Vietnam, river boat

Jean Young – Louisville, KY; US Coast Guard, WWII

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About GP Cox

Everett Smith served with the Headquarters Company, 187th Regiment, 11th A/B Division during WWII. This site is in tribute to my father, "Smitty." GPCox is a member of the 11th Airborne Association. Member # 4511 and extremely proud of that fact!

Posted on August 3, 2015, in Current News and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 56 Comments.

  1. Love that cartoon~! (Don’t let the NZ government see it—they may just think it’s a great idea) (and I don’t think the defence budget here would run to another bullet, not just yet).

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  2. great to know..God bless!!! 🙂

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  3. The United States Coast Guard has certainly come a long way since 1790, a beginning with ten vessels, that now has expanded to being one of the most vital weapons of security for America.
    Congratulations to the United States Coast Guard, and those who serve in Her.

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  4. Reblogged this on quirkywritingcorner and commented:
    Happy Birthday US Coast Guard!
    Love the humor!

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  5. A good 225 years it has been. Happy Birthday to my service. It is the only U.S. flag with vertical stripes. Retired CWO3 USCG

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    • Thank you for stopping in here for the USCG Birthday. Happy 225th to you and thank you sincerely for your service!! I hope we’ll be seeing more of you.

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    • Thank you very much for contributing this article. I’ve just been reading 2 books on recovery efforts. The best part is seeing the two men shake hands. I appreciate you taking the time to bring this link here!

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  6. So glad you posted this. We had the privilege and honor to live and work in Cape May, NJ where a Coast Guard training base exists. I worked at local PD and was always welcomed on the base to use the gym. Loved being so close to such a great part of our military.
    cate b

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  7. Happy B-day to the Coast Guard! They’re always pretty busy around where I live!

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  8. Actually if the ocean level rises we’ll just have to rise with it.

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  9. GP I had no idea the Coast Guard has been in existence for that many years! I chuckled at the cartoon about climate change.

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  10. Love the comics! 🙂 I’ll always remember the first year after 911. We were on “the Beast” on Galveston Bay (one of those fast tourist boats). They gave us red-white-blue spinners to hold as we darted across the bay listening to loud patriotic music. Suddenly the boat came to a stop (not typical of the Beast), and we were worrying that something went wrong when a Coast Guard helicopter appeared over us, at very low altitude. A couple guardsmen leaned out the helicopter to wave, and in return received a huge cheer from the tourists onboard. What a treat that was! Happy Birthday Coast Guard.

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  11. I agree great tribute, Everett. Still laughing at the Humor comic 🙂

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  12. A crisp salute to all my Coastie friends …

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  13. Happy Birthday USCG. Thank you for the vital work that you have performed over the years, including during the two world wars. Without you, many people would not be alive today. You have our unerring gratitude. Thank you.

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  14. Thanks to your humor (and background), I am now ready for their birthday party.

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  15. Happy Birthday to the Coast Guard! And the Hope and Change cartoon is hysterical!

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  16. The Coast Guard never seemed to get “air time” the other branches have had over the decades. Their work is important. Nice post, GP.

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    • Very true, Cindy, as a rule. However here in FL, 2 boys, 14 years old, went out fishing in the ocean – a storm hit – and the Coast Guard was on TV constantly answering media questions. Unfortunately, they had to cut off the search after 8 days. They had people out searching from Jupiter, FL up thru the NC coast and way out to sea – they deserve a lot of credit for going 24/7!!

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  17. Isn’t this the only US flag with vertical stripes?

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  18. Good tribute to the hard-working men and women protecting your huge coastline GP.
    Best wishes from England. Pete.

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  19. Love the gifs!

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  20. I appreciate you linking up.

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