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The only Coastie to receive the Medal of Honor | Darn Wright


Last updated 6/3/2022 at 11:25am

Chuck WrightThe gravesite of Coast Guardsman Douglas Munro.

This coming Aug. 4, those who served in our country's oldest federal government organization will be celebrating their 1790 founding. Even with their long 231-years-old U.S. Coast Guard's history, only one "Coastie" has received our nation's highest military recognition, the Medal of Honor (MOH).

After a very proud veteran Coastie, John Lovick, told me about this MOH recipient, I wanted to know more about this hero so, I bought a copy of Gary Williams' book, "Guardian of Guadalcanal: The World War II Story of Douglas A. Munro, United States Coast Guard."

When this book arrived, the picture...

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