Coast Guard Foundation wants your rescue stories

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The Coast Guard Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to the education, welfare and morale of all Coast Guard members and their families, recently launched its “Are You One in a Million?” campaign in conjunction with its 40th anniversary celebration of service to the Coast Guard.

The Coast Guard has rescued more than 1 million people since it was established in 1790.

Honoring the heroic efforts of servicemen and women throughout history, the Foundation’s “Are You One in a Million?” project attempts to capture and highlight the unique and diverse stories, and personal impact, of more than 1 million successful missions.

Individuals can submit their stories here.

The foundation will post them to the site on a daily basis. Participants can also mail their stories to the Coast Guard Foundation, 394 Taugwonk Road, Stonington, CT 06378. A picture of individuals rescued and their families can be submitted with each story.

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One comment on “Coast Guard Foundation wants your rescue stories

  1. Mike O'Dell

    Mercifully, I have never been rescued by the US Coast Guard. But I have heard rescues live on VHF, know people who are alive because of them, and worked the Katrina ham radio networks as the USCG fought with unimaginable valor to save an entire city that was simply left to die while politicians postured.
    “Courage” seems inadequate to describe what it takes to jump out of a helicopter into freezing water to save someone else’s life, or to fly that helicopter into the arms of Mother Nature in her most lethal rage. Yet the USCG men and women do these things – things that “normal” people cannot imagine. Therefore, they must simply be mad, but ’tis a noble madness possessed of greatness. It is the stuff that does the impossible, works miracles, and shines a bright light when a seaman’s worst nightmares become horribly real.
    Give thanks for them and take courage from their example.

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