United States Coast Guard in Media
United States Coast Guard in Media as it is called today but in the past it was referred to as film, television, radio, books, etc. Now its all balled up into what we call today Media. Many stories have been told reflecting the bravery and heroism displayed by countless Coasties throughout the past 230+ years. We will share some of these true stories and some honoring the men and women who have served in the United States Coast Guard.
United States Coast Guard in Media – Books
Deadliest Sea – The story of the greatest rescue n U.S. Coast Guard history. Author Kalee Thompson shares the true story and tragic tale of the sinking of the fishing trawler thee Alaska Ranger in the Bering Sea.
The Coast Guard Rescue of the SeaBreeze off the Outer Banks: On the Wings of Angels – by Rear Admiral Carlton Moore USCGR (Ret) about the heroic USCG rescue by Coast Guard Air Station Elizbeth City, North Carolina. The coasties rescued passengers on the Cruise Ship SeaBreeze! after being battered by a Hurricane.
The U.S. Coast Guard in World War II – by Malcolm F. Willoughby. The classic book filled with stories of courage and bravery of USCG actions during World War II. Published in 1957.
The Greatest Coast Guard Rescue Stories Ever Told – By Tom McCarthy.
Not Your Father’s Coast Guard: The Untold Story of U.S. Coast Guard Special Forces – Mathew Mitchell, Adml Paul A. Yost (Foreword) – While the Coast Guard’s many battles at sea in the War on Drugs are widely known, its participation in the ground offensive is not.
United States Coast Guard in Media – Audio Books
So Others May Live: Coast Guard’s Rescue Swimmers Saving Lives, Defying Death – Martha J. LaGuardia-Kotite · Tom Ridge Narrated by Martha J. LaGuardia-Kotite and Jim Cooper. The untold heroism of the U.S. Coast Guard SAR – Rescue Swimmers. These brave swimmers save people from deep underwater caves to the post Katrina streets.
United States Coast Guard in Media – Film and Motion Pictures
Based on the extraordinary true story of the greatest small boat rescue in Coast Guard history, THE FINEST HOURS is a tale of courage, loyalty and honor in the face of overwhelming odds. When a massive storm strikes off the coast of Cape Cod, it rips a T-2 oil tanker in half, trapping more than 30 sailors on its rapidly sinking stern.
Fictional tale based on real circumstances of Ben Randall a Coast Guard rescue swimmer. When his crew is killed in an accident and his marriage ends, his commander tells him he wants Randall to go to the US Coast Guard Rescue Swimmer “A” School to train other rescue swimmers. He encounters a guy named Jake who’s a little cocky because he was once a swim champion….