This Day in Coast Guard History – Sept. 4

Friday, September 04, 2009

1945- The Coast Guard Cutter USCG 83434 became the first and only cutter to host an official surrender ceremony when Imperial Japanese Army Second Lieutenant Kinichi Yamada surrendered the garrison of Aguijan Island on board this Coast Guard 83-footer.  Rear Admiral Marshall R. Greer, USN, accepted the surrender for the United States.

(Source: USCG Historian’s Office)

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