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The Long Blue Line: The last Nazi–U-234 surrenders 75 years ago!
Wed, 19 Aug 2020 09:21:13 +0000
 By readuscgin Operations onJuly 20, 2020No comments William H. Thiesen, Historian, Coast Guard Atlantic Area  Described as a “lanky, hawk-faced man,” Charles Eliot Winslow was born in 1909 and grew up in the Boston area. He preferred using his middle name and, by 1940, he was a successful paint salesman and engaged to be married. Winslow had second thoughts […]
The Long Blue Line: Ocean Station—Coast Guard’s support for the Korean War 70 years ago!
Thu, 13 Aug 2020 09:19:33 +0000
 By readuscgin Operations onJuly 16, 2020No comments Scott T. Price, Chief Historian United States Coast Guard After 21 days of being slammed around by rough cold sea swells 20 to 50 feet high, and wild winds hitting gale force at times, within an ocean grid the size of a postage stamp, you can stand any kind of duty. Coast […]
The Long Blue Line: Mrs. Friedman—the Coast Guard’s “Cryptologist-in-Charge” and NSC namesake
Thu, 06 Aug 2020 09:17:32 +0000
 By mamanning1in History onJuly 10, 2020No comments Dr. David S. Rosen, Historian, Coast Guard Pacific Area During Prohibition, the Cryptanalytic Unit of the United States Coast Guard deciphered 12,000 messages between rum-running craft and transmitters on American shores. Coded radio signals were intercepted from Vancouver and Mexico on the West Coast, from Newfoundland to The Bahamas on the […]