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coast guard sign LOVE when the Coast Guard actually gets recognition -- so many people forget them. My grandpa was one :) ~~MH

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Coast Guard...God Bless our Military and God Bless America, Land that I love. Stand beside her, and guide her Thru the night with a light from above. From the mountains, to the prairies, To the oceans, white with foam God bless America, My home sweet home.

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Buddy Ebsen (April 2, 1908 – July 6, 2003) Born in Belleville, IL. Enlisted in the Coast Guard during WW II serving from 1943-46. Dancer and actor best known for his television roles as Jed Clampett in The Beverly Hillbillies, and title role in Barnaby Jones.

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Cesar Julio Romero, Jr. (Feb 15, 1907 – Jan 1, 1994) was an American actor. In October 1942, he enlisted in U.S. Coast Guard in Pacific Theater. He reported aboard Coast Guard-manned assault transport USS Cavalier in November, 1943, saw action during the invasions of Tinian Saipan. He preferred to be a regular part of the crew was eventually promoted to Chief Boatswain's Mate.

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Lloyd Vernet Bridges, Jr. (January 15, 1913 – March 10, 1998) enlist in the Coast Guard and returned to acting after the war. He was a member of Coast Guard Auxiliary in the 11th District and did a number of public service announcements for the Coast Guard. He was latter appointed an honorary commodore.

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from IMDb

The Finest Hours (2016)

The Finest Hours (2016) - This tells the true story of the Pendleton rescue mission, where two ships broke in half at sea during one of the most brutal winters New England has ever seen.

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