Helicopter Rescue
 
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Q. This CWO wrote the Coast Guard Hymn in 1955 while serving as the bandmaster of the Coast Guard. Who was he and what is the first line of the Coast Guard Hymn?

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Q. Who developed the mechanical chain stopper and what was it used for?

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Q. What famous Disney character did Walt Disney use for the logo of the Corsair Fleet in WWII?

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Q. Which major motion picture featured John Wayne in the role as Warrant Officer Bob Randall?

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Q. This family patriach established his family's career in the Coast Guard by serving in the U.S. Lifesaving Service at Pea Island Station for 15 years. He was the last surfman assigned to the station in 1947, who was he?

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Q. Based on the following description, who wore this badge and when: Midnight blue patch, approximately 3 inches wide and 6 inches long. Sides are perpendicular to the straight top with the bottom of the patch converging in a “V” centered at the bottom of the patch. At the top of the patch is a sewn white eagle with its wings spread flat and its head looking to its right. Just below the eagle are the sewn letters “PS” in white. Underneath the “PS” are three red stripe “V’s” centered and evenly spaced.

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Q. This actor’s real name was Christian Rudolph. He was supposed to be the Tin Man in the “Wizard of Oz” but had to drop out when the aluminum dust in the make-up got him sick. He joined the Coast Guard Reserve in 1941 as a LTJG and served on a weather ship at Station Able. He was honorably discharged in 1946. He went on to be a successful star of the big and small screen, hitting the big time when he “Struck black gold. Texas Tea.”. What’s this veteran’s name?

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Q. On October 16, 1956, Pan Am Flight 6 took off from Honolulu on its way to San Francisco. With a crew of 7 and 24 passengers, the Boeing 377 would have to ditch before it reached its destination. It hit the water a half mile from a Coast Guard Cutter. What Coast Guard Cutter would rescue all 31 survivors and where was she stationed at the time?

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Q. What Coast Guard Cutter was nicknamed Taz and why?

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Q. What was the only ship in the Coast Guard to receive "two" presidential unit citations?

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Q. Which cutter had, or maybe still has, the nickname “Soup Can”?

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Q. Which lighthouse can boast that its old keeper's house is the official residence for a rear admiral?

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Q. They would posthumously be awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for a rescue that took place on a Greenland ice cap in November of 1942. Who were they?

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Q. On April 15, 1986, a Coast Guard LORAN Station came "under attack". Where was the LORAN station located and who were the attackers?

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Q. On March 22, 1917, the first Coast Guard aviators graduated from Pensacola Naval Aviation Training School. Who was named Naval Aviator #38 to later become Coast Guard Aviator #1?

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Q. 162 Coast Guard personnel served in this "war" code named "Operation: Urgent Fury". Where was this "war" fought and which Coast Guard Cutter was involved?

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Q. Where is the official memorial site to Coast Guardsmen killed in action in World War II and Vietnam?

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Q. Who was the first Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard?

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Q. The crew of CGNR 6539 was awarded the Igor Sikorsky Award for Humanitarian Service for their actions in July of 2000. What did they do to deserve this honor?

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Q. In 1942, the Coast Guard added horses to their line up of assets. At its peak, approximately how many horses were part of the service and where were they trained?

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