This Day in Coast Guard History – June 21

Sunday, June 20, 2010

1944-Cutters 83415 and 83477 assigned to Rescue Flotilla One wrecked off coast of Normandy, France during a storm - no lives were lost.  This is the storm that wrecked the artificial harbor constructed by the Allies off the coast of Normandy.

1979- On 21 June 1979, SN Ina J. Toavs was awarded the Coast Guard Medal, the first woman to receive the award.

(Source: USCG Historian’s Office)

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