Click Here to read more about Lt. John Pritchard and Radioman Benjamin Bottoms' rescue on the icecap.
Click Here to learn more about the Escanaba and the Commanche and daring rescues in icy waters.
Click Here to learn more aboout Chief Steward Lous Etheridge and his 11-man African-American gun crew
A CG Signalman aboard an 83' "Sub Buster" sends a wig-wag message by semaphore flags in the Atlantic. (Coast Guard Collection)
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