Living Memories: A SPAR’s Story

The Coast Guard has a long and storied legacy. Part of that legacy is the Coast Guard Women’s Reserve, the SPARs, signed into law by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, Nov. 23, 1942.


Heroes of history: USS Leonard Wood crewmember Burton Cary

  Seventy years ago this month, New Orleans native Burton Cary boarded a train headed to the resort hotel Ponce De Leon in St. Augustine, Fla., for Coast Guard boot camp. After 10 weeks of training as Company “J1,” he […]


Heroes of history: In remembrance of William A. Barnes

    Born on the 15th of July in 1920 and died on the 15th of March 2013, William A. Barnes is now Clarksdale, Mississippi’s most legendary resident. As he rests in peace in Jackson, Miss., Barnes shares citizenship with […]


Lake Charles Coast Guard members honor the life of World War II veteran

A family, a community and military branch mourn the passing of Roy Brown Jr., loving and devoted patriarch and World War II veteran, who, after 92 years of life passed away, Jan. 19, 2013. Brown’s strong sense of devotion to […]


Greatest Generation shipmate remembers Pearl Harbor

  Most  Americans know what happened on the “day that lives in infamy”  Dec. 7, 1941. However, the day after became a day of destiny for one Clarksdale, Miss., man. William A. Barnes enlisted in the U.S. Coast Guard after […]


Lake Charles shipmates honor Bataan Memorial Death March

Written by member of MSU Lake Charles On March 25 2012, two teams of five from Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Lake Charles, La., participated in the 23rd annual Bataan Memorial Death March. The Bataan Memorial Death March is a […]


Coast Guard reflects on anniversary of U.S. entry into World War II

“Yesterday, December 7, 1941 a date which will live in infamy the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan.” This week marks the 70th anniversary of the United […]


Max Glazner – Coast Guard World War II Veteran

Max Glazner, a Coast Guard World War II veteran from San Antonio, Texas, tells his story of his time in service November 9, 2011. Glazner served on the Coast Guard Cutter Orchid and on a patrol boat in New York […]