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PF_Coastie
08-04-2006, 05:24 AM
Aug 4th marks the 216th Birthday of the USCG.

Just wanted to say Happy Bday and give a hello to any fellow members of this fine service.

S!

PF_Coastie
08-04-2006, 05:24 AM
Aug 4th marks the 216th Birthday of the USCG.

Just wanted to say Happy Bday and give a hello to any fellow members of this fine service.

S!

Beaufort-RAF
08-04-2006, 05:54 AM
http://www.uscg.mil/hq/g-cp/history/Image43.jpg

woofiedog
08-04-2006, 07:46 AM
http://www.cpwda.com/images/Patches/Search%20&%20Rescue/U.S.%20Coast%20Guard%20SAR.JPG

<span class="ev_code_YELLOW">Happy Birthday US Coast Guard</span> & to all the Crew's who Watch Over Our Shores!

Link: http://www.uscg.mil/history/Mascots.html

Beaufort-RAF... Great photo!

PF_Coastie
08-04-2006, 10:35 AM
S! fellas.

Ahh Yes, the old 3" 50. God I loved firing that gun. We had a great gun crew when I was on the CGC Alert. We could hit anything we wanted to a 3000yds with that baby after our 3 shot bracketing. I just loved to feel the power of that thing going off while sitting on it.

Thanks for sharing!

slipBall
08-04-2006, 01:19 PM
Happy birthday Coast Guard!

They saved my brother's life, by plucking him off a sinking crabber in the Bering sea, during a winter storm. &gt;S&lt;

marco.datelmi
08-04-2006, 02:36 PM
Semper Paratus! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

ModelNo
08-04-2006, 09:22 PM
The Coast Guard was specially created so namby pamby rich boys like George W.Bush had a place to sit while wars were going on.

marco.datelmi
08-05-2006, 01:13 AM
No offence ModelNo...but...I think you are a bit disrespectful. They risk a lot for save others!

ronison
08-05-2006, 04:21 AM
Not only that but Model doesnt even know what he is talking about. During times of war the Coast Guard is put under the Department of the Navy and is subject to orders from the Naval chiefs. In such every Coast Guardsman is elegible to go to any war zone there is currently going on with that the US is currently engaged in.

There was a Coast Guardsmen that won the Congerssinal Medal of Honor during WWII on June 6th as a single example.

I also have a friend that was in the Coast Guard and went to the Gulf war in 91. He was put into a spercial ops group and was their raidio man as well as their point man on night patrolls. The sad part of that story is he ended up geting the gulf war sickness.

So Model before you make a comment make sure you put some sauce on that foot of yours so it will taste a bit better.

PF_Coastie
08-05-2006, 05:57 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by ronison:

There was a Coast Guardsmen that won the Congerssinal Medal of Honor during WWII on June 6th as a single example.

</div></BLOCKQUOTE>

That would be Douglas Munroe. You can read a good article on the event HERE. (http://www.uscg.mil/history/h_pacwar.html)

woofiedog
08-05-2006, 01:15 PM
http://www.myshopkart.net/countryconnection/images/_products/iwds/tinsigngp05_lg.jpg

The Average Day for the Coast Guard
Source: G-IPA (updated June '05)

Today, the Coast Guard will:
Save 15 lives

Assist 117 people in distress

Conduct 90 search and rescue cases

Protect $2.8 million in property

Enforce 129 security zones

Interdict and rescue 15 illegal migrants at sea

Board 4 high interest vessels

Board 192 vessels of law enforcement interest

Board 122 large vessels for port safety checks

Seize 71 pounds of marijuana and 662 pounds of cocaine with a street value of 21.1 million

Conduct 317 vessel safety checks and teach 63 boating safety courses

Conduct 19 commercial fishing vessel safety exams

Respond to 11 oil and hazardous chemical spills

Process 280 mariner licenses and documents

Service 140 aids to navigation

Monitor the transit of 2,557 commercial ships through U.S. ports

Investigate 20 vessel casualties involving collisions, allisions and groundings

Divine-Wind
08-05-2006, 02:40 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by marco.datelmi:
No offence ModelNo...but...I think you are a bit disrespectful. They risk a lot for save others! </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
In my opinion, anyone who disses or looks down upon any branch of any nations armed forces or security forces deserves the same amount of respect.

BSS_CUDA
08-05-2006, 02:58 PM
you do know that the only requirement to be in the Coast Guard is that you be over 6 feet tall

BSS_CUDA
08-05-2006, 02:59 PM
that way when the boat sinks you can wade ashore http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/mockface.gif

PF_Coastie
08-05-2006, 03:21 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by BSS_CUDA:
that way when the boat sinks you can wade ashore http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/mockface.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

LOL, Typical squidly response, but one of my favorites! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

You guys got to understand that the squids are very jealous of us Coasties. We actually go out in very rough weather in regular boats like 47 footers. In the meantime, they are munching on hoho's lounging around on thier floating cities not even knowing if they are at sea or not! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

With that Jest out of the way, Big props to the Navy for shelling those beaches while the CG shuttled the Marines to shore.

Thanks for being there to one and all, no matter how big or small the part.

S!

BSS_CUDA
08-05-2006, 03:25 PM
Salute Coastie, from a Former squid to a puddle pirate