The Coast Guard named three ships in his honor: USCGCs Munro, Douglas Munro and the USS Douglas A. Munro. National Transportation Safety Board Maritime Accident Report. In September 1983 MUNRO served as On-Scene Commander during the Search and Rescue efforts following the shoot down of Korean Airlines 007 in the Sea of Japan. On Easter Sunday 2008 MUNRO took her place in Alaskan maritime history by responding to a search and rescue call from F/V ALASKA RANGER. Douglas Munro was commissioned on September 27, 1971, at Avondale Shipyard in New Orleans, Louisiana. This is the official Coast Guard painting of Munro’s last moments while evacuating Marines at Guadalcanal. Most importantly, MUNRO has earned the deep respect and gratitude of Alaska's maritime community for her expertise enforcing fisheries regulations, responding to search and rescue cases, providing medical evacuations, and becoming a servant to each local community at which she moors, striving in every instance to embrace the traditions and mission of the Revenue Cutter Service Bering Sea Patrol cutters of the past. The ship's original compliment included 17 officers and 143 enlisted men, under the ship's first Commanding Officer, Captain John T. Rouse. Commanding Officer Weapons systems were upgraded and many portions of the cutter were remodeled. USCGC Douglas Munro (WHEC-724) is a Hamilton-class High Endurance Cutter of the United States Coast Guard, named for Signalman First Class Douglas A. Munro (1919–1942), the only Coast Guardsman to be awarded the Medal of Honor. At her latest Tailored Ship's Training Availability (TSTA) evaluation, MUNRO achieved a clean sweep in all naval warfare areas with a drill average of 95.9%, an impressive score for vessels in her class. In 1980, the ship moved to yet another new homeport: Honolulu, Hawaii. Named after the only Coast Guard Medal of Honor recipient, Signalman First Class Douglas Munro, the cutter enjoys a reputation for excellence which has resulted from the pride and hard work of the crew you are about to join. The Munro family carries on its service to the Coast Guard. Kodiak, Alaska Tucker joined the Coast Guard in August 2017 and then joined the crew of the Douglas Munro on Nov. 13, 2017, as his first assignment following boot camp, according to his service record. In the wreckage on the beach, Coast Guard Petty Officer … Weapons systems were upgraded and many portions of the cutter were remodeled. The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Cutter DOUGLAS MUNRO recently completed a nearly two-month patrol, traveling 12,500 miles (20,117 km) throughout the ocean in support of Operation North Pacific Guard, an annual high seas fisheries law enforcement operation designed to detect and deter illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing. Three United States warships have been named after Munro: the destroyer escort USS Douglas A. Munro (DE-422), and the cutters USCGC Douglas Munro (WHEC-724) and USCGC Munro (WMSL-755). In 1998, MUNRO intercepted the Chinese vessel CHIH YUNG, carrying 172 undocumented migrants attempting to enter the U.S. After an extensive search of the suspect ship, over two tons of cocaine. Signalman 1st Class Douglas A. Munro sent his family this snapshot of himself wearing side arms aboard his ship. The story of this rescue is detailed in Deadliest Sea: The Untold Story Behind the Greatest Rescue in Coast Guard History by Kalee Thompson. The stay in Boston was not to last long, however, as MUNRO shifted to a new homeport of Seattle, Washington, on August 29, 1973. were discovered in a hidden compartment and all eight crewmembers were detained. Cdr 3.6 36 Upon receipt of enlistment record it shall be checked to see tha. In the summer of 2007, MUNRO became Alaska's flag ship when she changed homeport from Alameda, California to Kodiak, Alaska. For her work on the ALASKA RANGER case, MUNRO was awarded the Coast Guard's Unit Commendation and Citations from the 26th Alaska State Legislature and the 110th United States Congress. In 2003, the cutter interdicted two "go-fast" boats with 2 tons of cocaine using warning shots across the bow of one with an MH-68 "Stingray" Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron (HITRON). Signalman 1st Class Douglas A. Munro sent his family this snapshot of himself wearing side arms aboard his ship. The United States Coast Guard Cutter MUNRO was commissioned on September 27, 1971, at Avondale Shipyard in New Orleans, Louisiana. After an extensive search of the suspect ship, over two tons of cocaine were discovered in a hidden compartment and all eight crewmembers were detained. The Douglas Munro legacy is an enormous part of our spirit and tradition, but it’s not the whole story. In 1997, the cutter seized the Russian fishing trawler Chernyayevo in the Bering Sea for violation of the Magnuson-Stevens Fisheries Conservation and Management Act of 1976, setting an important precedent for law enforcement along the U.S./Russia maritime boundary. ; The last unit at which service is In 1971, for instance, the combined Japanese, Russian, Canadian, and South Korean fishing fleets had caught about ten times as many fish as the U.S. fleet did. Douglas Albert Munro born 11 October 1919 in Vancouver, Canada, enlisted in the U.S. Coast Guard 18 September 1939. Douglas Albert Munro (October 11, 1919 – September 27, 1942) is the only member of the United States Coast Guard to have received the Medal of Honor, the United States's highest military award. Another component of the Coast Guard's maritime law enforcement mission is the interdiction of illegal drug and migrant smuggling vessels. Both seamen had been assigned to the Coast Guard Cutter Munro, which had been docked in Dutch Harbor for repairs. From December 2004 to June 2005, Douglas Munro operated in the Persian Gulf with the Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group. Following these events, MUNRO was awarded the Coast Guard Unit Meritorious Commendation for superior achievement in intercepting over 5 tons of cocaine in one year. 2009. While operating out of Boston, the ship's original missions included ocean station patrol and search and rescue. The second "go-fast" then proceeded to light itself on fire to destroy the bales on board the vessel, but Douglas Munro's crew quickly sank the vessel and later recovered approx 139 bales of cocaine. Their actual training was to be at sea, aboard Spencer as the ship made its way from Washington, to Staten Island, New … The stay in Boston was not to last long, however, as Douglas Munro shifted to a new homeport of Seattle, Washington, on August 29, 1973. Douglas Munro stands for all that we are in the Coast Guard. Also in 1998, Douglas Munro interdicted the Mexican vessel Xolescuintle, seizing 11.5 tons of cocaine, one of the largest drug seizures in Coast Guard history. Douglas A. Munro both followed and set an example. USCGC Douglas Munro (WHEC-724) is a Hamilton-class High Endurance Cutter of the United States Coast Guard, named for Signalman First Class Douglas A. Munro (1919–1942), the only Coast Guardsman to be awarded the Medal of Honor. The dedication of the ship took place on April 15, 1972, at MUNRO's first homeport of Boston, Massachusetts. Douglas Munro was commissioned on September 27, 1971, at Avondale Shipyard in New Orleans, Louisiana. According to our records Washington was his home or enlistment state and Clark County included within the archival record. lc SMIc srlc < 0.0 3.7 3.7 3.8 39 1+0 cd 30 140 o Special qualifi- cations or Special Detail Signature 3.9 omdr .Lt.C( omd t . On March 23, 2008, Douglas Munro rescued survivors of FV Alaska Ranger when it sank 180 miles (290 km) west of Dutch Harbor. Later in the same year, MUNRO detected the Columbian Fishing Vessel CANDY I operating within her jurisdiction. MUNRO's contemporary honors include the 2012 PACAREA major caliber gunnery award and the Coast Guard's Special Operations Service Ribbon for its key role in the interdiction of the BANGUN PERKASA. Signalman First Class Douglas A. Munro wouldn’t see the 28th. We have Vancouver listed as the city. The tenth of twelve 378-foot cutters, MUNRO was the first to be named after a Coast Guard hero - Signalman First Class Douglas Munro. Part of the maritime law enforcement mission is to prevent illegal fishing and over-fishing in U.S. waters, preserving valuable fish stocks. Later that same year, the ship underwent an extensive three-year Fleet Rehabilitation and Modernization (FRAM) program. The Douglas A. Munro Award for inspirational leadership is awarded to the Coast Guard enlisted member who has demonstrated outstanding leadership and professional competence to the extent of their rank and rate. Upon re-commissioning in November 1989, MUNRO moved homeport yet again to Coast Guard Island in Alameda, California. The stay in Boston was not to last long, however, as the Munro shifted to a new homeport of Seattle, Washington, on August 29… The dedication of the ship took place on April 15, 1972, at Douglas Munro's first homeport of Boston, Massachusetts. Upon being re-commissioned in November 1989, Munro was homeported at Coast Guard Island in Alameda, California. [1] In 1986, Douglas Munro interdicted the motor vessel Line Island Trader, which had been attempting to enter the U.S. with 4.5 tons of marijuana. The tenth of twelve 378-foot cutters, MUNRO was the first to be named after a Coast Guard hero - Signalman First Class Douglas Munro. In December 1994, MUNRO used her embarked helicopter to rescue all 27 crewmembers from the burning container ship Hyundai Seattle in the stormy North Pacific waters 600 miles south of Adak, Alaska. USCGC Douglas Munro (WHEC-724) is a Hamilton-class High Endurance Cutter of the United States Coast Guard, named for Signalman First Class Douglas A. Munro (1919–1942), the only Coast Guardsman to be awarded the Medal of Honor. The ship's original compliment included 17 officers and 143 enlisted men, under the ship's first Commanding Officer, Captain John T. … MUNRO has saved 11 lives in the Bering Sea since 2011. So on the afternoon of September 27, 1942, when a fatally-wounded Navy Coxswain named Samuel B. Roberts slammed his shot-to-shit Higgins Boat landing craft into the beach at Lunga Point Base at 20 miles an hour, it didn’t take long for Coast Guard Signalman First Class Douglas Munro to grab his shit and spring into action. ", 51 and the 1997 seizure of Russian fishing trawler CHERNYAYEVO. In 2006 the cutter interdicted two "go-fast" boats working in tandem with 2 tons of cocaine using disabling shots with an MH-68 "Stingray" HITRON. In June, President Roosevelt directed the Coast Guard to man four large transports and serve in mixed crews on board twenty-two naval ships. US Coast Guard ship transport fleet: Cause: Hostile, Killed in Action: Awarded ★ Medal of Honor ★ Purple Heart. In 1986 MUNRO interdicted the motor vessel LINE ISLAND TRADER that was attempting to smuggle 4.5 tons of marijuana into the U.S, and the Mexican vessel XOLESUIENTLE in 1998, seizing 11.5 tons of cocaine - one of the largest drug seizures in Coast Guard history. U.S. Coast Guard photo. The ship's original compliment included 17 officers and 143 enlisted men, under the ship's first Commanding Officer, Captain John T. Rouse. Such success and remarkable performance is a direct reflection of superior leadership, vision, and an outstanding crew, which has personified the cutter's motto of "Honoring the Past by Serving the Present. U.S. Coast Guard photo. In the Spring of 2003, with the help of her embarked helicopter, MUNRO intercepted two small go-fast boats in possession of 3.5 tons of cocaine and crewed by eight drug smugglers. The painting’s original title was “Douglas A. Munro Covers the Withdrawal of the 7th Marines at Guadalcanal” and was painted by artist … After the war, Munro’s remains were brought back to the United States. Coast Guard action was badly needed to regulate the practices of these foreign fleets. The ship's original complement included 17 officers and 143 enlisted men, under the command of the ship's first commanding officer, Captain John T. Rouse. Although MUNRO's homeports and capabilities have changed over the years, the missions of maritime law enforcement, search and rescue, and homeland defense have remained constant. In 1999, the cutter seized the motor vessel Wing Fung Lung, carrying 259 illegal Chinese migrants. Secretary Volpe was once again on hand, retelling the story of Douglas Munro and reminding the crew of the honor they had to bear the name of that hero. Ingalls prepares to christen Coast Guard cutter Munro November 13, 2015 at 9:56 PM CST - Updated July 2 at 5:15 AM The 400 plus foot U.S. Coast Guard vessel is named for Douglas Munro. Five years later, MURNO underwent an extensive two-year Fleet Renovation and Modernization (FRAM) program. While operating out of Seattle, Douglas Munro became more active in the fisheries enforcement mission and less active in the ocean station mission, which was quickly being made obsolete by technological advances. It means “Always Ready.”. He was reburied with honors in 1948 at the Laurel Hill Memorial Park in Cle Elum, Washington. The first commanding officer was Captain John T. Rouse. The tenth of twelve 378-foot (115 m) cutters, she was the first to be named after a Coast Guard hero. After making preliminary plans for the evacuation of nearly 500 beleaguered marines, Munro, under constant strafing by enemy machine guns on the island, and at great risk of his life, daringly led five of his small craft toward the shore. It was commissioned in 2017 with Julie Sheehan—Munro's great-niece—serving as the ship's sponsor. USCGC Munro (WMSL-755) is the sixth Legend-class cutter of the United States Coast Guard. In 1999, the cutter interdicted and seized both the fishing vessel EDUARDO I, carrying 83 undocumented Ecuadorian migrants and motor vessel WING FUNG LUNG, carrying 259 illegal Chinese migrants. That ship was decommissioned in 1960, and then sunk as a target in January 1966. He represents our core values of honor, respect and especially devotion to duty. In 1999, the cutter interdicted the fishing vessel Eduardo I, carrying 83 illegal Ecuadorian migrants. Record of MUNRO, Douglas Albert name, surname 3. Douglas Munro continues to serve in the surrounding area. MUNRO coordinated sorties, in-flight refueling, survivor transfers and flyovers between her embarked HH-65 Dolphin helicopter, a supporting HH-60 Jay Hawk from St. Paul Island, and a C-130 on scene. Official U.S. Coast Guard Biography: Douglas A. Munro, a signalman first class of the United States Coast Guard, died heroically on Guadalcanal September 27, 1942, after succeeding in his assignment, for which he had volunteered, to evacuate a detachment of Marines from a point where enemy opposition developed beyond anticipated dimensions. Four traffickers were recovered with two needing medical assistance from Douglas Munro's corpsman. The tenth of twelve 378-foot cutters, MUNRO was the first to be named after a Coast Guard hero - Signalman First Class Douglas Munro. On Sept. 27, 1942, Coast Guard Signalman 1st Class Douglas Munro saved 500 Marines at Guadalcanal by using his Higgins boat as a shield to protect them as they got off the beach. When word arrived that these ships needed signalmen, Munro, after much pleading with Spencer’s executive officer, was given permission to transfer to the Hunter Liggett (APA-14). In 1998, MUNRO intercepted the Chinese vessel CHIH YUNG, carrying 172 undocumented migrants attempting to enter the U.S. While operating out of Boston, the ship's original missions included ocean station patrols and search and rescue. Munro is the second cutter named for Signalman First Class Douglas A. Munro (1919–1942), the only Coast Guardsman to be awarded the Medal of Honor.The US Navy destroyer escort USS Douglas A. Munro (DE-422) was also named for Munro. Working with the US Navy, Japanese authorities, embarked Chinese Fisheries Law Enforcement agents and the US State Department, MUNRO conducted an interdiction, boarding and seizure of this vessel for violation of international treaties prohibiting the use of HSDN in fishing operations. Later in the same year, MUNRO detected the Columbian Fishing Vessel CANDY I operating within her jurisdiction. The United States Coast Guard Cutter Douglas Munro, WHEC-724, celebrated its hull day at sea with a display aboard the vessel on July 24. 51 in June 1979. In 1998, Douglas Munro intercepted the Chinese vessel Chih Yung, carrying 172 people attempting to illegally enter the U.S. Seattle was also especially receptive to Douglas Munro because Douglas Munro himself had been a resident of Cle Elum, a small town in Washington State. EFFICIENCY MARKS Date 12/31A1 3 // 1942 c/30/42 9/27/142 SOM. Following these events, MUNRO was awarded the Coast Guard Unit Meritorious Commendation for superior achievement in intercepting over 5 tons of cocaine in one year. In 1999, the cutter interdicted and seized both the fishing vessel EDUARDO I, carrying 83 undocumented Ecuadorian migrants and motor vessel WING FUNG LUNG, carrying 259 illegal Chinese migrants. ORIGINS. While conducting training with the Japan Coast Guard in 1983 Douglas Munro was called upon to aid in the rescue and salvage operations for Korean Air Flight 007 in the Sea of Japan. Learn more about Douglas Munro. The latter seizure, made in the Bering Sea for violation of the Magnuson/Stevens Fisheries Conservation and Management Act, set an important precedent for law enforcement along the U.S./Russia Maritime Boundary Line. The other was dead reckoned based on its course and speed while Douglas Munro was on turbines for 16 hours before interdicting the second. In 1986 MUNRO interdicted the motor vessel LINE ISLAND TRADER that was attempting to smuggle 4.5 tons of marijuana into the U.S, and the Mexican vessel XOLESUIENTLE in 1998, seizing 11.5 tons of cocaine - one of the largest drug seizures in Coast Guard history. The USCGC DOUGLAS MUNRO had this gorgeous sunrise on Coast Guard Day 2019 while in the Bering Sea. Douglas Albert Munro was born on November 11, 1919. In the, Spring of 2003, with the help of her embarked helicopter, MUNRO intercepted two small go-fast boats in possession of 3.5 tons of cocaine and crewed by eight drug smugglers. MUNRO's crew worked through the night and stormy seas to save 42 of 47 souls who had been cast into the icy Bering more than 100 nautical miles from her position when the call first went out. Then, on September 21, the Coast Guard cutter USCGC Spencer (WPG-36) arrived and Munro and Evans were selected to be crew. Munro, the first and only member of the U.S. Coast Guard to receive the Medal of Honor, had been aboard the the seaplane tender Ballard. 99619-5000. Douglas Munro performed this mission with great success, including the seizure of the Korean longliner Dong Won No. Munro epitomized servant leadership. Two ships were named in Douglas Munro's honor. Douglas Munro was commissioned on September 27, 1971, at Avondale Shipyard in New Orleans, Louisiana. The United States Coast Guard Cutter MUNRO was commissioned on September 27, 1971, at Avondale Shipyard in New Orleans, Louisiana. Since World War II , the two services have further solidified our close ties during joint operations such as Coast Guard naval gunfire support of I-Corps Marine units during the Vietnam War , operations Able Manner and Able Vigil mass migration … USCGC Douglas Munro (WHEC-724) is a Hamilton-class High Endurance Cutter of the United States Coast Guard, named for Signalman First Class Douglas A. Munro (1919–1942), the only Coast Guardsman to be awarded the Medal of Honor. Some of the ship's historical successes in this arena include the 1979 seizure of the Korean long liner DONG WON NO. Serving aboard a high endurance Coast Guard cutter is quite an experience. Their mission that morning was to land a battalion of Marines at Pt. A second ship with his name, a Coast Guard cutter, was launched on September 27, 1971. As of 2018, USCGC Munro (WMSL-755) is in active Coast Guard service. SM1c Douglas A. Munro, USCG. PO Box 195000 As of September 4, 2007, Douglas Munro was home-ported in Kodiak, Alaska. The cutter is named after Douglas Munro, a Cle Elum native and the only service member from the Coast Guard ever honored with the Medal of Honor. His first role model was his mother, Edith, and he would eventually be hers. Alaskan fisheries were especially busy and controversial at this time. Photo by ENS Jake Marx Sinking of U. S. Fish Processing Vessel Alaska Ranger, Bering Sea, March 23, 2008. https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=USCGC_Douglas_Munro_(WHEC-724)&oldid=1002376480, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 24 January 2021, at 03:41. First was a destroyer escort launched on March 8, 1944, with Lieutenant Junior Grade Edith F. Munro christening it. In 2003, the cutter interdicted the fishing vessel Candy I with 4 tons of cocaine. MUNRO continues to make history. It was 27 Sept., 1942. 51 and the 1997 seizure of Russian fishing trawler CHERNYAYEVO. Secretary of Transportation John A. Volpe and Douglas Munro's mother, Edith, were on hand to commission Douglas Munro. Captain Riley O. Gatewood, Commanding Officer 1919-1942. This is a blog title. Secretary Volpe attended the ceremony. Sexual Assault Prevention & Response Resources, Non-Tank Vessel Response Plan Requirements, Restricted Operator of Uninspected Passenger Vessel Endorsements, Pacific Regional Fisheries Training Center, National Vessel Documentation Center (NVDC), Marine Safety Information Bulletins (MSIB). Douglas Munro also made an appearance in an episode of the Discovery Channel series Deadliest Catch, conducting search and rescue operations following the loss of the fishing vessel Ocean Challenger. And search and rescue call from F/V Alaska RANGER I operating within her jurisdiction Alameda California... 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