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Coast Guard Oral History Program

Oral Histories, Memoirs, Video Interviews &
Other First-Person Accounts of Coast Guard History


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Commandants, Flag Officers, Senior Enlisted & Civilian Employees:

Captains (O-6s):

Famous Incidents in Coast Guard History:

Celebrities & Sports Figures:


Reservists (Peace-Time):


Minorities, Integration, & Diversity:




Hurricane Katrina Response:


Operation Iraqi Freedom:


Operation Noble Eagle: Coast Guardsmen Who Responded to the September 11, 2001 Attack on the United States:


Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm:




World War II:


World War One:

Coast Guard Aviation:

Coast Guard Academy:

Coast Guard Auxiliary:

General Oral Histories & Memoirs:


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Last Modified 3/1/2016