>Coast Guard Strengthens Relationship with Marine Corps-MUNRO Crew Recognized at Concert

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KAILUA, Hawaii – Crew members from the US Coast Guard Cutter MUNRO attended a concert put on by Gary Sinise’s LT Dan Band this past Friday on Marine Corps Base Hawaii.

USCGC MUNRO’s home port is Kodiak, Alaska, and the ship is currently deployed to Hawaii for Tailored Ship’s Training Availability (TSTA), which is a biennial evaluation of the cutter’s ability to sail and fight the ship underway and in port.

Crew members took a break from TSTA to relax, enjoy the concert, and strengthen the venerable relationship between the Marine Corps and the Coast Guard, which dates back to the heroic efforts of SN1 Douglas Munro at the Battle of Guadalcanal on September 27, 1942. SN1 Douglas Munro was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions on that day, which included sacrificing his own life to ensure the safe evacuation of 500 Marines. The Medal of Honor is the highest military award any service member can receive.

Crew members were brought on stage by Gary Sinise and introduced to the crowd of Marines. MUNRO crew members wore shirts that incorporated both services’ flags, and handed out USCGC MUNRO patches to the Marines to commemorate the cutter’s namesake.

For more information about SN1 Douglas Munro, click here.

Media inquires should be referred to ENS Stefan Lewis, USCGC MUNRO Public Affairs Officer, at Stefan.A.Lewis@uscg.mil or (808) 474-3740 ext. 272

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