This Day in Coast Guard History – Oct. 8

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

1986-Coast Guard units evacuated flood victims from the St. Louis area using punts, helicopters and trucks after the Mississippi and Missouri rivers flooded.  In all, 150 Coast Guardsmen participated in the emergency flood relief efforts.  Coast Guard units that sent relief teams were: MSO St. Louis; Base St. Louis; CGCs Sumac, Cheyenne and Cimarron.  ATON Facility Leavenworth, Kansas; 2nd District office; and AIRSTAs New Orleans and Traverse City.

(Source: USCG Historian’s Office)

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