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Old October 21st, 2013, 08:01 AM   #16
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I've run into very few Marines who cannot answer the Munro question. Glad to know its still part of the history taught to those young men.
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Old October 30th, 2013, 12:11 PM   #17
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23 Years CG Aviation. I was in the last boot camp company that shot 1911's. That is my only claim to fame. It was my first time shooting a handgun. I haven't been the same since.

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Old October 30th, 2013, 12:27 PM   #18
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I was Army but my son has been in the Coast Guard for almost two years (graduated Cape May on Veteran's Day 11/11/2011) and he really likes it so far … looks like he may end up making career out of it. It's been many, many moons ago ('76-'80) that I was a cannon cocker in the Army but it seems like the Coast Guard rewards those who put forth a valiant effort in their work more so than the Army did.

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Old October 30th, 2013, 02:58 PM   #19
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23 Years CG Aviation. I was in the last boot camp company that shot 1911's. That is my only claim to fame. It was my first time shooting a handgun. I haven't been the same since.
I went to boot in June of '88 and they told us they were phasing out the 1911 but we would get to shoot both that and the M9. I did much better with the 45. Later, I learned to like the M9 too.

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Old October 31st, 2013, 09:42 AM   #20
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Bad Mojo, I guess they lied, because I went through in Jan 87. They must have started the transition in 88... I got Marksman, but missed expert by a point. I never fired a handgun again in the military. Got hooked on those 1911's though...

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Old May 13th, 2014, 04:11 PM   #21
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Lots of CG got pressed into the "Brown Water Navy" during Vietnam and saw some intense firefights pulling downed flyers and Spec-Ops guys tails outta hot spots on the run.

Bravo Zulu Coast Guard!

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Old November 23rd, 2014, 06:15 PM   #22
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I was in Cape May boot late Nov 88 thru Jan 89 C-130

we qualified both M9 & .45

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Old December 6th, 2014, 10:55 AM   #23
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They risk their lives going out rescuing boaters in weather too severe for sensible people to go out in

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Old December 8th, 2014, 09:42 PM   #24
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Read some of Spike Walker's books about Coast Guard rescues; they will leave you breathless...I'm lucky enough to know some of these guys and Coasties are truly amazing!

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Old September 28th, 2016, 12:44 PM   #26
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Very old thread >>> Bringing it forward.

Most Coasties know of Douglas Munro's exploits; however.....

Bringing it forward to more modern times:

For the past and present Coasties who frequent the website, do you know of DC3 Nathan Bruckenthal exploits???

Because I have a personal interest in said named person, as should this branch of service towards its history; it just chaps my butt that the vast majority of CURRENT Coast Guardsmen have no clue. <<< Gone and forgotten.

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Most Coasties know of Douglas Munro's exploits; however.....

Bringing it forward to more modern times:

For the past and present Coasties who frequent the website, do you know of DC3 Nathan Bruckenthal exploits???

Because I have a personal interest in said named person, as should this branch of service towards its history; it just chaps my butt that the vast majority of CURRENT Coast Guardsmen have no clue. <<< Gone and forgotten.
If I have my details correct, his CO at the time of his death was my Operations Officer when I was in Desert Shield.

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Well, I'm here to tell you, those Coasties who did Sampan patrol off I-Corp (RVNM) had some BIG balls. We (USS Morton, DD 948) would support them by letting them tie off and have a nights rest before going back on patrol. At least we could provide some cover fire when needed. Brothers-in Arms...... No matter what the branch, we delivered the mail...... To this day..We support each other.

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My ol' man was in the Coast Guard for 27 years in aviation, my youngest son is in and stationed at Cape D on the 47's. Great service and great people.
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My late uncle was in the CG and ran a rescue boat out of Grays Harbor, WA if I recall and took part in several rescue operations and was decorated for one in particular, for his part in the rescue of people off the SS Sea Gate aground on Sonora Reef off the WA coast. He then spent most of the rest of his life running his small tug operation in Seattle. He died just a couple months ago at 82.

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