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U.S. Coast Guard in Vietnam War

 
 
U.S. Coast Guard in Vietnam War Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Herrick, August 30, 2022
1. U.S. Coast Guard in Vietnam War Marker
Inscription.  
U.S. Coast Guard in Vietnam War, 1965 - 1973
They Died That Others Might Live in Peace

ENC Morris S. Beeson - LTJG David C. Brostrom - FN Heriberto S. Hernandez - LTJG Michael W. Kirkpatrick - ENI Michael H. Painter - EN2 Jerry Phillips - LT. Jack C. Rittichier Over 8,000 USCG men served in Southeast Asia, afloat, ashore and airborne, in Operations Market Time and Tight Reign, Command and Support, and Special Combat Operations.

Operation Market Time, Coastal Surveillance Force, Task Force 115
USCG vessels operated along the entire coast of South Vietnam. Operations included interdiction of enemy supply vessels - naval gunfire supporting land operations - support of USCG patrol boats and U.S. Navy Swift Boats - joint amphibious combat operations with U.S. Navy Seal Teams, and U.S. Army Special Forces mobile strike teams - humanitarian medical and civil action aid to Vietnam villages – training of South Vietnam Navy.

In-Country Operations
Operation Tight Reign installed and operated five LORAN-C stations - Coastal Command Centers operated in-shore patrol
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boats - buoy tenders and aton details installed and maintained aids to navigation - other details & detachments included port security, explosive loading, and merchant marine USCG pilots in USAF combat air rescue squadrons - USCG air logistics to LORAN stations.

Command and Support
USCG activities Vietnam, Saigon - Task Force 115, Cam Ranh Bay - USCG Southeast Asia Section (LORAN), Bangkok, Thailand USCG Commander, Subic Bay, Philippines (Squadron Three WHEC's, U.S. Navy Market Time Destroyers, and Cruiser-Destroyer Representative)
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, Vietnam.
 
Location. 41° 22.209′ N, 72° 6′ W. Marker is in New London, Connecticut, in New London County. Memorial can be reached from Mohegan Ave. Pkwy. north of Williams Street, on the right when traveling north. Located in Robert Crown Memorial Park on the campus of the United States Coast Guard Academy. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 31 Mohegan Ave Pkwy, New London CT 06320, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. USCGA Class of 1944 Gazebo (within shouting distance of this marker); Tomb of Hopley Yeaton (within shouting distance of this marker); Semper Paratus (within shouting distance of this marker); Wars and Conflicts (within
U.S. Coast Guard in Vietnam War Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Herrick, August 30, 2022
2. U.S. Coast Guard in Vietnam War Marker
shouting distance of this marker); Coast Guard Academy Observatory (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); An Act of the First Congress (about 700 feet away); Revenue Cutter Scammel (about 700 feet away); Alexander Hamilton (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New London.
 
Also see . . .
1. The United States Coast Guard Academy. (Submitted on September 9, 2022, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. United States Coast Guard Academy (Wikipedia). (Submitted on September 9, 2022, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 9, 2022. It was originally submitted on September 9, 2022, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 132 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 9, 2022, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.

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