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Guardian of Guadalcanal: the World War II story of Coast Guard Medal of Honor recipient Douglas Munro

Author: Gary Williams, (Correctional officer)
Publisher: West Chester, OH : The Lakota Press, [2014]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Douglas Munro joined the Coast Guard intending to be a Quartermaster. But the winds of war dictated a higher need for Signalmen, as the Coast Guards operated jointly with the Navy at levels never repeated. There was no eight-week Basic Training course in 1939. A new recruit was indoctrinated, vaccinated, and issued a uniform. Back then, you became a Third Class Petty Officer through regular self-study, practice,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Douglas A Munro
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gary Williams, (Correctional officer)
ISBN: 9780984835140 0984835148
OCLC Number: 858366121
Description: xviii, 235 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Foreword --
Preface --
Introduction --
Why? --
"Mother, are you OK?" --
The North Atlantic --
The South Pacific --
Operation Watchtower --
Naval operating base cactus --
"Did they get off?" --
First family of the Coast Guard --
Coming home --
Honor, respect, devotion to duty --
Coast Guard and Marine Corps legend --
Postscript --
Acknowledgments --
Appendix A. Douglas A. Munro's Medal of Honor Citation --
Appendix B. Citations of Guadalcanal Medal of Honor recipients --
Appendix C. The United States Navy at Guadalcanal: Operation Watchtower, August 1942 --
Appendix D. Security for Guadalcanal, August 8-9, 1942 --
Appendix E. Naval battles of the Guadalcanal campaign --
Appendix F. Maps --
Appendix G. Creed of the United States Coast Guardsman --
Appendix H. "The guardian ethos" --
Appendix I. United States Coast Guard core values --
Notes --
Bibliography --
Index.
Other Titles: Guardian of Guadalcanal :
Responsibility: Gary Williams.

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"Douglas Munro joined the Coast Guard intending to be a Quartermaster. But the winds of war dictated a higher need for Signalmen, as the Coast Guards operated jointly with the Navy at levels never repeated. There was no eight-week Basic Training course in 1939. A new recruit was indoctrinated, vaccinated, and issued a uniform. Back then, you became a Third Class Petty Officer through regular self-study, practice, and performance. That is how Douglas Munro earned the Signalman Designator while aboard the CGC Spencer." -- From dust jacket.

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