Coast Guard Compass is continuing their series, telling the stories of enlisted Coast Guard heroes who are the namesakes of the new Fast Response Cutters. They have just added two more:
If you missed the first two, they were:
If you read the story of William Ray Flores, it also includes the story of his Coast Guard shipmates who made sure he received the recognition he deserved.
Since Robert J. Yered received four Bronze Stars in addition to the Silver Star that is discussed in the Coast Guard Compass, I suspect there is more to his story, but it does also briefly address the Coast Guard’s role in Vietnam.
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And here is another: http://coastguard.dodlive.mil/index.php/2010/11/coast-guard-heroes-margaret-norvell/
And another: http://coastguard.dodlive.mil/index.php/2010/11/coast-guard-heroes-paul-leaman-clark/