This Day in U.S. Coast Guard History – November 5

Friday, November 05, 2010

1897-Rescue from drowning Chicago. Illinois, Lake Michigan. At 9: 30 p.m. the north patrol saw a man run across the driveway and jump into the lake with suicidal intent. The surf knocked him down and was tossing him about when surfmen rushed in and hauled him out.

2001- Six U.S. Navy Cyclone-Class patrol coastal warships were assigned to Operation Noble Eagle on 5 November 2001.  This was the first time since World War II that U.S. Navy ships were employed jointly with the U.S. Coast Guard to help protect our nation's coastline, ports and waterways from terrorist attack.

(Source: USCG Historian’s Office)
 


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