Fear_and_Loathing: Obviously, Subby knows nothing about the USCG, its history or where it fits into the scheme of things.
dbirchall: Uh huh, Obama and the Dems set it up to fund Big Government on the backs of patriotic sovereign citizens, amiright?
HenryFnord: story is behind a registration wall :(
August11: Coastguardmen piloted the LSTs at Iwo.
Valiente: Only a drooling landlubber would think coast guard activities are somehow easier than, I dunno, guarding a warehouse full of boots in Oklahoma or Saskatchewan.
dbirchall: Fear_and_Loathing: Obviously, Subby knows nothing about the USCG, its history or where it fits into the scheme of things.Wikipedia says: "It was established to collect taxes from a brand new nation of patriot, job-creating smugglers." ftfyUh huh, Obama and the Dems set it up to fund Big Government on the backs of patriotic sovereign citizens, amiright?
Lord Dimwit: The other branches spend a lot of their time training to do what the Coast Guard does every day./no disrespect intended to the other branches
tshauk: Never seen anything Ballsier than when I had a chance to watch the USCG operate on the Columbia River Barr.Extremely Dangerous and they were just training, transferring themselves ship to ship in the worlds roughest waters(arguably).Hats Off to the USCG.
L.D. Ablo: The deceased was from Redondo Beach. I grew up in Manhattan Beach, the town north of there. Someone I know surely knew him. This sucks.
Artisan Sandwich: Being USCG is as dangerous as fighting a ground war? Wow, there must be thousands of unreported dead Coasties./no disrespect, let's just keep things honest
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