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Old March 24th, 2011, 10:10 AM   #1
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Ah yes...the Coast Guard.

The hardened nucleus that the other 4 services form around in time of war or national emergency!

For my Marine Brethren, bonus points if you can correctly identify what Signalman First Class Douglas Munro, USCG, is famous for.

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Old March 24th, 2011, 10:28 AM   #2
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Douglas Munro heroically saved a Marine detachment which was under fire from Japanese soldiers on Guadacanal. He died a hero!!

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Old March 24th, 2011, 11:01 AM   #3
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Douglas Munro heroically saved a Marine detachment which was under fire from Japanese soldiers on Guadacanal. He died a hero!!
and he is the only Coastguardsman to be awarded, posthumously, the Congressional Medal of Honor. Supposedly I hear there is a photo and placque commemorating that deed somewhere at MCRD San Diego.

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Old March 30th, 2011, 10:19 PM   #4
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I'm a plank owner of WHEC-724 CGC Munro. did the cross deck in Todds shipyard in Seattle. my short time in was all the more special having experienced events like this that most won't.

can't believe there's finally a Coastie specific area.....finally I can stop buying Kleenex and stock up on more RG.

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Old April 3rd, 2011, 01:20 PM   #5
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Supposedly I hear there is a photo and placque commemorating that deed somewhere at MCRD San Diego.
Next time I pass over I-90 I’m going to take the time and drop into Cle Elum and see SM1/c Munro’s Memorial and Grave site.

XX..http://www.cityofcleelum.com/cemetery/default.asp..***

Also go to the Navsource link below about the U.S.S. DOUGLAS A. MUNRO (DE-422), there’s a great picture of his grave, a 3”/50 ant-aircraft gun and memorial facilities.

***..http://www.navsource.org/archives/06/422.htm...***

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Old May 30th, 2011, 03:19 PM   #6
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[QUOTE=
can't believe there's finally a Coastie specific area.....finally I can stop buying Kleenex and stock up on more RG.[/QUOTE]

Yeah! No kidding. Thanks Admin guys!!!

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Old June 5th, 2011, 12:48 PM   #7
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Another Coastie on board here 2/84 - 2/88. Plankowner WMEC-904 Northland as a deckie striking BM and then went aviation AD3 in Sitka AK. I had the most fun and most rewarding part of my time in the CG when I was on the sea versus flying over it. As much as I enjoyed aviation and fixing H-3's, the friendships and good times on the cutter were the best.

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Old June 14th, 2011, 08:35 PM   #8
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Speaking of good times, I just came back from NYC for the 20th anniversary of my PSU's return from Desert Storm. We formed up in the same spot that we did 20 years ago and marched back up Broadway. We just used the sidewalk this time. We stopped by Alexander Hamilton's grave. ...and Ground Zero. About 45 of our 110 actually made it to the reunion. 20 years went by and it was like it was only a minute. I was the pup of the unit, turning 20 while deployed. After meeting up with those guys again, all the old thoughts came pouring in. I've always appreciated how selective the Coast Guard was to get into. You get a little better human being that way. I love those guys. And I have to give a lot of credit to Facebook for making the "finding" so easy. FYI, Fred's Place on Facebook is for Coasties to keep in touch with other Coasties. I don't use it much, but I'm on it.
Check it out..

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Old June 14th, 2011, 11:09 PM   #9
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I remember being stomped at Munro Hall during boot camp.

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Old July 4th, 2012, 01:52 PM   #10
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Alright! A Coastie area....... welcome aboard!

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Old July 4th, 2012, 04:06 PM   #11
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For you Coastie dudes. This is a photo of my son Steve receiving a bronze star for service in Iraq over the last year. We are proud to have him back in the states.

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Old August 8th, 2012, 06:20 PM   #12
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Old December 30th, 2012, 01:01 AM   #13
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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 May 15th, 2013, 07:16 PM   #14
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CWO3 Michael Hudson, ENG ret. 1971-1995. Qualified with the M14 in boot, a week later had to qual with the M16 because the CG removed the M14 from the inventory. That was fun.
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Old May 15th, 2013, 08:14 PM   #15
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I am a Navy man but I have an awful lot of respect for the Coast Guard. In fact, I have never met a Coastie that wasn't a great person and a very good sailor. We had a det of Coasties on our DD in the Gulf that would do boardings. It was dangerous work and the Coast Guard was very good at it.

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