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The Heroic Exploits of Benjamin Hiller in America’s Quasi War with France

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Revenue Cutter Hudson and the Battle of Cardenas Bay, 1898

Battle of Cardenas Bay Article




Ensign Crotty pictured here on the bridge of a cutter shortly after his graduation from the Academy. Crotty had a brief but colorful career stateside before deploying to the Cavite Navy Yard in the Philippines Coast Guard Magazine, May 1949

The wooden minesweeper Quail served with distinction throughout the last days of Bataan and. Crotty served as executive officer for much of that time.

A rare photograph of Allied POWs marching in formation at Cabanatuan Prison. During his incarceration, Crotty was known by fellow prisoners for his sense optimism despite the dire surroundings of the prison camp. (Courtesy of the Macarthur Memorial Library, City Norfolk, Virginia


Crotty had a solid academic record; however, he excelled in leadership and athletics. Crotty served as class president, company commander and captain of the football team all in his senior year at the Coast Guard Academy (Coast Guard Academy Tide Rips, 1934).


LT Thomas James Eugene Crotty Article


Guardians of the Gulf: A History of Coast Guard Combat Operations in Support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, 2002-2004


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Combat Operations of Adak and the WPBs in Operation Iraqi Freedom

"LT Holly Harrison"
Veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Bronze Star Recipient

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