thr33beggars: A little tidbit from the article:
>Munro’s Medal of Honor is on display at the United States Coast Guard Training Center Cape May in Cape May, New Jersey. He received the Navy version of the Medal of Honor because, at the time, the Coast Guard was operating under the Department of the Navy and no separate Coast Guard version of the medal existed. A Coast Guard Medal of Honor was authorized in 1963, but has never been designed or minted.
Luke_Flyswatter: This reminds me of the MOH recipient who almost cracked while Obama was reading. “Ryan and his team we’re being pounded”
Radidactyl: Typical sailor. His only concern was whether the dudes got off or not.
beachedwhale1945: >For extraordinary heroism and conspicuous gallantry in action above and beyond the call of duty as Officer-in-Charge of a group of Higgins boats, engaged in the evacuation of a Battalion of Marines trapped by enemy Japanese forces at Point Cruz, Guadalcanal, on September 27, 1942. After making preliminary plans for the evacuation of nearly 500 beleaguered Marines, Munro, under constant risk of his life, daringly led five of his small craft toward the shore. As he closed the beach, he signaled the others to land, and then in order to draw the enemy’s fire and protect the heavily loaded boats, he valiantly placed his craft with its two small guns as a shield between the beachhead and the Japanese. When the perilous task of evacuation was nearly completed, Munro was killed by enemy fire, but his crew, two of whom were wounded, carried on until the last boat had loaded and cleared the beach. By his outstanding leadership, expert planning, and dauntless devotion to duty, he and his courageous comrades undoubtedly saved the lives of many who otherwise would have perished. He gallantly gave up his life in defense of his country.
xivjae: If there’s a building, room, or scuttlebutt that needs a name on a Coast Guard base, you can bet that it’ll end up being called the Munro.
There’s also a medal on display at Coast Guard Headquarters in DC.
BShears: And he’s from Washington State!
jonassteele: And if George Bailey was never born he would have died in that sledding accident and all of those sailors would have died that day
LivingInTheVoid: we’re they doing Phrasing back then?
Guy_In_Florida: He saved Chesty. Too bad Chi Coms.
Rossum81: His mother also served in the USCG as well.
Kyle_In_Denial: During my time at Cape May Training Center, our CCs showed the statue and simply said he was the “baddest motherfucker to ever join the Coast Guard.” We also took our company pic in front of his statue.
will91741: thank you sir for your service
margaretnelson: He meant sexually
Hazafraz: I grew up in Cape May (where the USCG Training Center is) and am a Coastie Brat. There’s a statue of him and a couple streets named after him on Base.
krispyKRAKEN: “Did they get off?”
“Yes. It was messy, but the seamen escaped.”
xivjae: I’ve also heard a female Coastie say that she would so love to have banged him.
Kidxombie: Best example ever of “guarding the coast”
Covenisberg: There’s a violent bedtime story about him
EJayOS: O a i
SuckItBannon: He was a Canadian
CypressLI: I work at a tv station and we did a piece on his gravesite with former WA Sec. of State Ralph Munro (no relation)
cgvet9702: It was my very great honor to housed in Munro Hall during basic training in Cape May about 20 years ago. His Medal of Honor was in the lobby of the building. I also visited his grave in Cle Elum on a camping trip in Washington.
doc_birdman: Is that how a member of the Coast Guard is addressed? As a Coast Guard? Not a sailor or guardsman?
gsnyderwow: One of my heroes. The other is Joshua James- Google that dude!!
2Cosmic_2Charlie: Can someone explain to me what a coastie was doing in the Solomon Islands ? If he was working with the Navy won’t that make him a Navy guy ?
I don’t quite understand
Makropony: Get off? Wasn’t he trying to get the guys ON the boats?
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