在历史上的这一天, 八月 4, 1790, 海岸警卫队由亚历山大·汉密尔顿建立

最初称为税务海事服务, the Coast Guard was founded eight years before the 我们. 海军.

“海岸警卫队既是联邦执法机构又是军队, and therefore is a faithful protector of the United States in peacetime and war,” states GoCoastGuard.com, the service’s recruiting arm.

In times of war, or at the direction of the President, the Coast Guard serves under the Department of the Navy, defending the nation against terrorism and foreign threats.

ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY, 八月 2,1943, JFK SAVES PT-109 CREW AFTER COLLISON WITH JAPANESE DESTROYER

The service boasts 43,000 active-duty members, plus another 38,000 reservists and auxiliary members, according to USCGBoating.org.

Coast Guard maritime rescue missions save about 3,500 lives per year.

汉密尔顿, upon the founding of the service, issued a lengthy set of orders to its commanders in a letter dated June 4, 1791.

Packages of marijuana and cocaine during an offload at Port Everglades, in Fort Lauderdale, 弗拉, 11月. 22, 2021. 美国. Coast Guard offloaded millions of dollars of drugs intercepted at sea at Port Everglades.

Packages of marijuana and cocaine during an offload at Port Everglades, in Fort Lauderdale, 弗拉, 11月. 22, 2021. 美国. Coast Guard offloaded millions of dollars of drugs intercepted at sea at Port Everglades. (EVA MARIE UZCATEGUI/AFP via Getty Images)

Hamilton reminded them that, in the new republic, their federal agency was limited in the execution of its difficult duties by the bounds of law — a largely new concept in human history at the time.

It will be your duty to seize vessels and goods in the cases in which they are liable to seizure for breaches of the Revenue laws, when they come under your notice,” Hamilton wrote.

COAST GUARD OFFLOADS OVER $ 1 BILLION IN COCAINE, MARIJUANA AT FLORIDA PORT

But all the power you can exercise will be found in some provisions of the law and it must be a rule with you to exercise none with which you are not clearly invested.

The Revenue Marine, later the Revenue Cutter Service, was renamed the Coast Guard after it merged with the U.S. Lifesaving Service in 1915.

Leaders of the Continental Congress (from left to right) 约翰·亚当斯, Robert Morris, Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson, from a drawing by Augustus Tholey, 1894. 汉密尔顿, as first Treasury Secretary, created the Revenue Marine in 1790, renamed the Coast Guard.

Leaders of the Continental Congress (from left to right) 约翰·亚当斯, Robert Morris, Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson, from a drawing by Augustus Tholey, 1894. 汉密尔顿, as first Treasury Secretary, created the Revenue Marine in 1790, renamed the Coast Guard. (Interim Archives/Getty Images)

The Coast Guard counts among its heroes Signalman First Class Douglas A. Munro. He earned the Medal of Honor for his dauntless courage in leading the evacuation of 500 Marines from a beachhead during the Guadalcanal Campaign of World War II.

Munro risked and gave his own life in the effort.

He was shot in the back of his skull by a Japanese bullet and died a short time later as the last Marines were pulled from the beach to fight again.

Medal of Honor Coast Guardsman Douglas A. Munrogallantly gave up his life in defense of his country.

评论被关闭.