Honor Page

  • 19 Mar 2017 16:38 | Anonymous

    How Coast Guard vessels participated in the invasion of Normandy and saved many lives.  Read about it HERE

  • 22 Feb 2017 14:31 | Anonymous

    Here's the amazing story of how a Boeing Pan American Airways Clipper (B-314 flying boat), caught in the South Pacific after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, made an unplanned, dangerous, and record-breaking flight home -- the long way (31,500 miles).  An astounding feat in 1941-42, mostly without maps and always without landing gear.



    Watch this great VIDEO, which is the teaser for a longer documentary.  There's also a book about this voyage: "The Long Way Home" by Ed Dover.  You can find it with a Web search -- it's still available.

  • 18 Feb 2017 13:52 | Anonymous

    Retired U.S. Marine Corps Gen. John F. Kelly was confirmed as Secretary of Homeland Security on Jan. 20, 2017.

    Many of us remember the fatal truck bombing that took place in Iraq on April 22, 2008.  Most do not know that Gen. Kelly eloquently eulogized two young Marines who died heroically in that attack -- just four days after his own son, a Marine Corps 2nd Lt., died in combat in Afghanistan.  At the link below, you'll see an excerpt from Gen. Kelly’s inspiring speech, delivered to the Semper Fi Society of St. Louis Nov. 13, 2010 and published in American Legion Magazine Oct. 28, 2011.  We've also included an outstanding story aired by CBS News on Feb. 20, 2009. 



    Here's the American Legion Magazine ARTCLE.  The full text of Gen. Kelly's speech is currently unavailable, even though the article contains a link.

    And don't forget to watch the engaging CBS NEWS STORY.  You'll see a commercial first.



  • 22 Jan 2017 12:00 | Anonymous

    This LINKED VIDEO is from the New York Times online Op-Ed page.  It comes to us courtesy of Board Member and retired Coast Guard Rear Admiral John Lockwood.

    His comment:

    Worth watching.  This touching and tragic video reminds us all [Coast Guardsmen] of our days in similar situations.  For me, it was the first Cuban exodus in 1965, and Haitian cases in the years following.

  • 10 Jan 2017 14:33 | Anonymous

    The award came as a surprise to Midshipman 3rd Class Jonathan Dennier -- and his classmates at the Naval Academy.  

    Here's the Navy news release 

  • 30 Dec 2016 15:40 | Anonymous

    Retired General Seth McKee flew 69 combat missions.  Read his story HERE. 

  • 11 Dec 2016 16:36 | Anonymous

    Navy Mess Attendant 2nd Class Doris "Dorie" Miller was the first African-American to receive the Navy Cross.

    Read his story HERE.

  • 29 Nov 2016 13:05 | Anonymous

    Read the inspiring story of  Sgt. Shurvon Phillip  HERE

  • 19 Sep 2016 15:57 | Anonymous

    Sgt. Edward Dvorak Lakebay earned the award for his gallantry in action in Vietnam.

    Read this story and see the video from the Tacoma News Tribune.


  • 10 Oct 2012 12:30 | Tim (Administrator)

    A retired aerospace worker in Tacoma checks the paper every day so he can play "Taps" at the right time. And neighbors take notice. Click the link below to see this great story!

    Read full story

    Source: CBS News

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