Douglas Munro and the Battle of the Matanikau

In September 1942, a group of U.S. marines was trapped behind enemy lines. A group of Navy landing craft came to the rescue, under the leadership of two Coast Guardsmen. The History Guy tells the story of the only U.S. Coast Guardsman to have been awarded the Medal of Honor. It is history that deservesContinue reading “Douglas Munro and the Battle of the Matanikau”

USCGC Glacier and the Weddell Sea, 1975

The USS, later USCGC, Glacier served thirty two years in the Navy and Coast Guard. An event in 1975 serves to illustrate the risks and dangers faced by those who serve in the Earth’s polar regions.