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U.S. Coast Guard Awards


Norman C. Manyon

Awarded 16 February 1927


On 8 November 1925 while attempting to rescue a man who had been washed overboard during a storm, off the entrance of San Juan (PR) Harbor, the propeller of CG-245 became fouled and the boat was driven onto a reef. Captain Norman C. Manyon, with his lighthouse tender, USLHT Columbine, hastened to render aid. Efforts to shoot a line across the patrol boat being unsuccessful, Captain Manyon maneuvered Columbine alongside the wreckage and picked up the boat’s crew, who had jumped into the sea.


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