Coast Guard at War

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  1. Luigi59

    Luigi59 Banned

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    Coast Guard At War

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    Trained for domestic lifesaving and port protection, the Coast Guard performed a little-known combat role in the Vietnam War. The untold stories of the USCG are revealed with rare footage and personal accounts from the Coasties who were there.

    The Military Channel - 9:00 P.M. Tuesday May 5
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  2. bruno

    bruno Retired Staff Member

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    Should be interesting. It was a little known mission then and now. The Coast Guard sent a bunch of 82 ft Patrol Boats in support of Market Time (Coastal Interdiction) and then followed up with High Endurance Cutters- my uncle was on the Bering Strait and then the Bibb (Both really old HEC cutters armed with 5"/38 main batteries) while they were conducting off shore fire support and general interdiction missions. The Bering Strait got transferred to SVN Navy in 1971- and then to the Philippines in 1976. The Bibb came back and eventually retired- I suppose that both have long since been turned into Razor Blades. The Commandant of the Coast Guard in the late 80s- Adm Yost- was a squadron Commander in the Riverine TF and won the Silver Star while in Vietnam
     
  3. kp13

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    He didn't win the silver star. He earned it. Just one of my pet peeves
     
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    I have a similar pet peeve on this. I always say "was awarded", I can't stand when I hear "he was given" "he got the" "they gave him the" or like your pet peeve "he won the"
     
  5. bruno

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    That's a pretty silly Semantical difference which is one of my pet peeves. After a pretty long darn career in the Army where i might have seen one or two awards and the process, I'm not sure that earned is any more valid. Technically you are "Awarded" the medal and as any one who actually gets a medal awarded to them recognizes- you often wind up getting them in a situation where lots of people have as much claim on the award as you do- especially if you happen to be a Squadron Commander embarked on someone elses boat. As long as he didn't award them to himself I don't care.
     
  6. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006

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    An 82' while patrolling the shores of Vietnam is my current avatar.
     

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