October 13, 1775 is the day the Navy claims as their birthday makiing this the 241st anniversary of its founding. They have a proud history, and really the Coast Guard and its preceeding services have had a role in that history. Perhaps that is why we are included in the video above. If you look at the video above, at time 0:46 you will see a pair of Coast Guardsmen on the foc’sle of an 82 foot WPB firing an M-16 and an over and under 81mm/.50 caliber in an apparent Vietnam firefight. The Navy also used a number of the over and under mounts on “Swift Boats” but they were mounted aft.
Happy birthday US Navy.