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madrchsod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 01:34 PM
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the us coast guard rescued or evacuated more than
33,000 people-12,000 by helicopter. the largest life saving operation in the coast guards history. the navy and the marine contributions have not been officially been tallied before publication.
why hasn`t this story been told? not exciting enough?

well hats off to the guys who "must go down to the sea again"
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Lisa0825 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 01:38 PM
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1. I once went out with a guy who was a USCG rescue swimmer...
I have nothing but respect for them. They are amazing, dedicated, courageous folks! :patriot:
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Greybnk48 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 01:42 PM
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2. The USCG was all over the place when no one else was there
my first husband was a "coastie" and I was with him all four years. It's amazing what they do, and very dangerous, but little is heard about it. We were stationed in Ketchikan,Alaska for two years and the locals were so appreciative of what they did we got a 10% discount at many of the stores just for showing CG ID.
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TahitiNut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 01:48 PM
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3. The Coast Guard has been at the forefront of Search and Rescue ...
... for centuries. They swing into action immediately, without sticking a wet finger into the poltical winds to ascertain beneficial opportunities. Notoriously under-funded every year, they spend very little on Public Relations, preferring instead to use personnel for actual operational roles. Long under the Treasury Department (and DOT for a short time), they're amazingly corruption-free. That'll probably change under DHS.
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Burried News Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 02:20 PM
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4. The unsung service. America owes them - time and again their
helicopters fly when no one else's will according to a Marine Corps helo pilot in our family.
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