Happy 231st Birthday Coast Guard! Always Ready, since 1790
Happy birthday to all our brother and sister “Coasties”(a.k.a. “Puddle Pirates” LOL), in the U.S. Coast Guard! We veterans of the other services love to give em flack, just like we do with each other no matter what the service branch, but we know they have a proud history of courageous service to our nation and to people, including some legendary rescues at sea under the worst conditions.
Also see this account of the role the Coast Guard played in the brown water war in Vietnam.
Semper Paratus indeed. Salute! Let us all raise a glass in honor of 231 years of service!
From one of our Navy vets in Oath Keepers leadership:
“It’s a requirement to be six feet tall in the Coast Guard so if their boat sinks, they can walk to shore.” 😉
Happy Birthday Coast Guard!