Heroism Honored

The newest National Security Cutter, Munro, was commissioned by the Coast Guard recently in Seattle. Commissioned in honor of the Coast Guard’s only Medal of Honor recipient, Signalman First Class Douglas A. Munro, the cutter pays tribute to the heroism Munro showed despite being mortally wounded on Guadalcanal while evacuating a detachment of 500 U.S. Marines who were under attack. Munro is the sixth National Security Cutter to be commissioned and the fourth to make its homeport on the West Coast, in Alameda, Calif.

Crewmembers aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Munro, a 418-foot National Security Cutter, and its small boat transit the Gulf of Mexico on Feb. 12, 2017. National Security Cutters are sophisticated platforms and allow crews to protect our borders, supporting national security and prosperity. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Seaman Courtney Fussell.


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