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HRDD: Petty Officer 2nd Class Luis Ortiz
Wed, 16 Oct 2019 09:04:27 +0000
Story by SN Erik Villa Rodriguez On September 23, 2019, Petty Officer 2nd Class Luis Ortiz, a Coast Guard Cutter Paul Clark (WPC-1106) crewmember who invested significant time, dedication and willingness to help local communities in the Miami Beach area, received the Coast Guard’s 2019 National Image Meritorious Service Award.  Ortiz is Paul Clark’s leading […]
The Long Blue Line: Coast Guard—the “North Carolina Navy”
Sun, 13 Oct 2019 15:01:42 +0000
William H. Thiesen, Historian, Coast Guard Atlantic Area Coast Guard men and women have come from every corner of the State of North Carolina, while others have moved to the state to serve in places like Wilmington, Oak Island, Wrightsville Beach, Elizabeth City, Fort Macon, Hatteras and other bases and stations along the Outer Banks. […]
Oldest Coast Guard cutter celebrates 75 years in service
Fri, 11 Oct 2019 15:00:06 +0000
Written by Walter T. Ham IV When the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Smilax (WLIC-315) was commissioned in 1944, allied forces had landed at Normandy five months earlier and had another 10 months of fighting ahead before victory in Europe and the Pacific would bring World War II to an end. With nearly seven and a […]