[5]:95–96, Following the Allied victory at Tulagi and Gavutu–Tanambogo, Munro and Evans were among Coast Guard and Navy personnel who staffed Naval Operating Base (NOB) Cactus at Lunga Point on the northern coast of Guadalcanal. [5]:8,16 Following his 1937 high school graduation, Munro enrolled in the Central Washington College of Education due to its proximity to Cle Elum, so that he could continue performing in the Sons of the American Legion. [5]:6, In his youth Munro showed a high level of musical aptitude, mastering percussion, trumpet, and harmonica. During the Guadalcanal Campaign, Munro was assigned to Naval Operating Base Cactus at Lunga Point, where small boat operations were coordinated. Signalman Munro is also the namesake for the Navy’s USS Douglas A. Munro, launched March 1944, and two Coast Guard vessels were also named USCGC Munro. Create New Account. It was commissioned in 2017 with Julie Sheehan—Munro's great-niece—serving as the ship's sponsor. While conducting training with the Japan Coast Guard in 1983 Douglas Munro was called upon to aid in the rescue and salvage operations for Korean Air Flight 007 in the Sea of Japan. Although it may be a gloomy day today, sunny days like the one pictured in July of 2018 will returned to … [18]:14[19] Established on August 9 by Coast Guard Commander Dwight Dexter, NOB Cactus is the only known instance of a naval operating base primarily led by Coast Guard personnel. See more of U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Munro on Facebook. [1] In 1986, Douglas Munro interdicted the motor vessel Line Island Trader, which had been attempting to enter the U.S. with 4.5 tons of marijuana. Phone: (907) 487-5166. [24], At Lunga Point, the landing craft were instructed to return and extract the besieged Marines. [5]:138, July 24, 2009 was declared Douglas Munro Memorial Day in the State of Washington by Governor Christine Gregoire.[43]. The entire site has since been added to the Washington Heritage Register as the Douglas Munro Burial Site. [b] Munro's mother, Edith Fairey (1895–1983), was born in Liverpool, England, and—in childhood—relocated with her family to Canada. [21], According to U.S. Marine Master Sergeant James Hurlbut, Munro and Evans lived at the base in an approximately 80 square feet (7.4 m2) hut "they had made from packing boxes and scrap material", which he also described as "quite a swank establishment for Guadalcanal". Reporting Aboard District 11. According to the Coast Guard Compass “It may surprise some that the Coast Guard had a major combat role in World War II and that a Coast Guardsman was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor. The stay in Boston was not to last long, however, as Douglas Munro shifted to a new homeport of Seattle, Washington, on August 29, 1973. [a], Munro was born in Canada to an American father and a British mother, and his family moved to the United States when he was a child. or. [5]:10[11], In 1939, with the threat of war growing, Munro decided to withdraw from college and enlist in the military. U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Douglas Munro. 2020 Munro Inspirational Leadership Award Winner: ME3 Erin Kinne ; Eligibility Requirements. As of 2018, USCGC Munro (WMSL-755) is in active Coast Guard service. For his sacrifice, Douglas Munro posthumously received the Medal of Honor, our nation’s highest military award – an award Puller himself nominated Munro for. Douglas Albert Munro (October 11, 1919 – September 27, 1942) is the only member of the United States Coast Guard to have received the Medal of Honor, the United States’s highest military award. He was raised in South Cle Elum, Washington, and attended Central Washington College of Education before volunteering for military service shortly before the United States entered World War II. During the operation, Munro's craft came under intense fire from Japanese shore positions, though he was able to maneuver the boat back to base with only minor injuries to his crew. [4]:2, 3 He spent most of his last night in Cle Elum with his friend Marion "Mike" Cooley, with whom, according to Munro's biographer, Gary Williams, he had been "almost inseparable" since childhood. USCGC DOUGLAS MUNRO (WHEC 724) UNIT 100471 BOX 1 FPO AP 96672-7100 . [53], As well as the Medal of Honor, Munro was awarded the Purple Heart, the Coast Guard Good Conduct Medal, the American Defense Service Medal, the American Campaign Medal, the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (with one battle star), and the World War II Victory Medal. [5]:47 Meanwhile, Munro withdrew his boats to Lunga Point as ordered, carrying with him injured sailors and Marines, among them Navy coxswain Samuel B. Roberts, who had been mortally wounded while using his landing craft to draw Japanese fire away from the Marines. He attended the Central Washington College of Education in Ellensburg for one year before enlisting in the Coast Guard in 1939. From December 2004 to June 2005, Douglas Munro operated in the Persian Gulf with the Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group. [4]:4[23], Meanwhile, the U.S. Marine Corps landing force came under attack in a Japanese counter-offensive and quickly found itself encircled on a hill. Upon being re-commissioned in November 1989, Munro was homeported at Coast Guard Island in Alameda, California. On this day in 1942, Signalman 1st Class Douglas Munro made the ultimate sacrifice in service to his country as he gave his own life to save the lives of 500 U.S. Marines at Gudalcanal. Slightly built, Munro spent the week before his induction eating heavily to meet the Coast Guard's minimum weight standard. He performed in a drum and bugle corps sponsored by the American Legion, the Sons of the American Legion Drum and Bugle Corps, eventually becoming the corps' drillmaster. Douglas Munro also made an appearance in an episode of the Discovery Channel series Deadliest Catch, conducting search and rescue operations following the loss of the fishing vessel Ocean Challenger. The first commanding officer was Captain John T. Rouse. Telephone Number . U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Douglas Munro. Command Command_Chief History Reporting Aboard CGC Stratton CGC Waesche. As of 2018, USCGC Munro (WMSL-755) is in active Coast Guard service. Several ships, buildings, and monuments have been dedicated to Munro, and a street in his hometown is named after him in his honor. [12] Munro would spend the rest of his Coast Guard career with Evans, and the pair became known to shipmates as "the Gold Dust Twins". [12][15]:323–324[16][17], By mid-1942, Hunter Liggett had been assigned to Transport Division 17, tasked with supporting the Guadalcanal Campaign. This is the Official Page of the USS NORTH DAKOTA (SSN 784). It was also featured in the BBC series Full Circle with Michael Palin in 1997, as the presenter was on the ship at the end of his documentary circumnavigation of the Pacific Rim. [5]:42, On September 27, Lt. SEATTLE – The 78th Douglas Munro Memorial Ceremony will be a virtual event featuring a livestream of the wreath laying Sunday, Sept. 27, on the U.S. Coast Guard Pacific Northwest Facebook Page in remembrance of the U.S. Coast Guard’s only Medal of Honor recipient. In 1999, the cutter seized the motor vessel Wing Fung Lung, carrying 259 illegal Chinese migrants. Munro was also a member of Cle Elum's Boy Scout Troop 84. A memorial service was held on November 1 at the Holy Nativity Episcopal Church in South Cle Elum. [20] Munro volunteered for assignment at Lunga Point; Dexter was his favorite officer. Video of scenes from the annual observances memorializing the death of Douglas Munro on September 27, 2016 in Cle Elum, Washington. Also in 1998, Douglas Munro interdicted the Mexican vessel Xolescuintle, seizing 11.5 tons of cocaine, one of the largest drug seizures in Coast Guard history. The United States Flag Code permits a flag to be flown after sunset "if properly illuminated during the hours of darkness". He is the only non-Marine to have his name enshrined on the Wall of Heroes of the National Museum of the Marine Corps. He attended Cle Elum High School, where he was a member of the school's wrestling team. As he closed the beach, he signaled the others to land, and then in order to draw the enemy's fire and protect the heavily loaded boats, he valiantly placed his craft with its two small guns as a shield between the beachhead and the Japanese. lc SMIc srlc < 0.0 3.7 3.7 3.8 39 1+0 cd 30 140 o Special qualifi- cations or Special Detail Signature 3.9 omdr .Lt.C( omd t . [5]:136, Three United States warships have been named after Munro: the destroyer escort USS Douglas A. Munro (DE-422), and the cutters USCGC Douglas Munro (WHEC-724) and USCGC Munro (WMSL-755). Later that same year, the ship underwent an extensive three-year Fleet Rehabilitation and Modernization (FRAM) program. [29] Munro also had a maternal cousin serving in the Royal Canadian Navy who was among those killed in the sinking of HMCS Guysborough when she was torpedoed by U-868 in 1945. In 2003, the cutter interdicted the fishing vessel Candy I with 4 tons of cocaine. [22], According to Munro's biographer, Williams, the public details of Munro's actions were first chronicled in The Seattle Times on October 15, 1942, though initial reports did not reveal Munro had been killed in action. National Transportation Safety Board Maritime Accident Report. It was commissioned in 2017 with Julie Sheehan—Munro's great-niece—serving as the ship's sponsor. USCGC Douglas Munro (WHEC-724) Named after the only Coast Guard Medal of Honor recipient, Signalman First Class Douglas Munro, the cutter enjoys a reputation for excellence which has resulted from the pride and hard work of the crew you are about to join. Catherine Ebert-Gray, United States Ambassador to the Solomon Islands, is pictured laying a wreath at the Munro memorial at the Point Cruz Yacht Club in 2017. [5]:30[9], In mid-1941, with tension with Japan on the rise, the U.S. government began emergency mobilization, and transferred the Coast Guard from the Department of the Treasury to the Department of the Navy. His father repatriated his family from Canada to the United States in 1922, settling in South Cle Elum, Washington, where he was employed as an electrician. The Douglas A. Munro Award for inspirational leadership is awarded to the Coast Guard enlisted member who has demonstrated outstanding leadership and professional competence to the extent of their rank and rate. [34] The act to designate the Coast Guard headquarters in tribute to Munro was introduced by Eleanor Holmes Norton, the Delegate of the District of Columbia to the United States, and co-sponsored by United States Congressmen Duncan Hunter, John Garamendi, and Lou Barletta. [5]:6, Douglas Albert Munro was born on October 11, 1919, in Vancouver, British Columbia. Log In. [5]:64 The medal was presented to Munro's parents on May 24 by Roosevelt in a White House ceremony. The story of this rescue is detailed in Deadliest Sea: The Untold Story Behind the Greatest Rescue in Coast Guard History by Kalee Thompson. According to Evans, his dying words were, "Did they get off? So critical was their task that they were later involved in every major amphibious campaign during World War II. While operating out of Seattle, Douglas Munro became more active in the fisheries enforcement mission and less active in the ocean station mission, which was quickly being made obsolete by technological advances. [10][29] Patricia's son, Douglas Sheehan, was named after her brother and joined the Coast Guard Reserve, retiring at the rank of commander. [5]:6–7[c] James Munro and Fairey married in 1914 at Vancouver's Christ Church Cathedral; under U.S. naturalization laws at the time, Fairey automatically assumed American citizenship upon her marriage to Munro. Not Now. U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Midgett. [33] The "Douglas Munro March", composed by Lewis J. Buckley, was debuted by the United States Coast Guard Band on September 26, 1982 at Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C.[5]:144 In 2014, the Coast Guard Foundation established the Douglas Munro Scholarship Fund. Douglas Munro Headed to the Pacific. Douglas Munro, a 19-year-old college student from Seattle, Washington, hearing the winds of war steadily building, enlisted in the United States Coast Guard in … Weapons systems were upgraded and many portions of the cutter were remodeled. Douglas Munro was commissioned on September 27, 1971, at Avondale Shipyard in New Orleans, Louisiana. [4] As Aviation Week & Space Technology states, "The USCG deems the operation the largest cold-water rescue in its history."[5]. He is the only person to have received the medal for actions performed during service in the Coast Guard. Douglas Albert Munro was born in Vancouver, British Columbia in Canada, but grew up in South Cle Elum, Washington. United States Coast Guard Training Center Cape May, Douglas A. 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Headquarters After Douglas Munro", "H.R. Four traffickers were recovered with two needing medical assistance from Douglas Munro's corpsman. Munro was shot in the base of his skull and lost consciousness. [31] The former Washington Secretary of State, Ralph Munro, who is not related to Douglas Munro, has said he frequently visits Munro's grave for personal reflection. Douglas A. Munro, Courageous Coast Guardsmen poster (cropped).jpg 666 × 840; 140 KB Douglas A. Munro.jpg 3,200 × 3,998; 4.23 MB Douglas Munro March.ogg 2 min 24 s; 1.72 MB [22], On September 20, 1942, Munro volunteered to lead a small boat search-and-rescue mission seeking to recover the crew of a Navy airplane that had been forced down off Savo Island. [30], At the time of Munro's death, according to a shipmate, he had a girlfriend. EFFICIENCY MARKS Date 12/31A1 3 // 1942 c/30/42 9/27/142 SOM. The previously commissioned 378-footers had been named for former secretaries of the Treasury, a tradition that began in 1830 when a cutter was named for Alexander Hamilton. [52], Several members of Munro's extended family have been named Douglas as a familial tribute to Munro. Using Monssen's signal lamp, Puller ordered the Marines to fight their way to the shore. He died of a gunshot wound at age 22 while using the Higgins boat that he was piloting to shield a landing craft filled with Marines from Japanese fire. Record of MUNRO, Douglas Albert name, surname 3. [9] The citation reads: For extraordinary heroism and conspicuous gallantry in action above and beyond the call of duty as Officer-in-Charge of a group of Higgins boats, engaged in the evacuation of a Battalion of Marines trapped by enemy Japanese forces at Point Cruz, Guadalcanal, on September 27, 1942. Douglas Munro continues to serve in the surrounding area. After basic training, Munro and Evans served on the Coast Guard Cutter Spencer where they both became signalmen. Alaskan fisheries were especially busy and controversial at this time. Colonel Chesty Puller ordered three companies of Marines to attack the flank of Japanese positions on the west side of the Matanikau River. In fact, Evans was told that the office had not brought anyone in the Coast Guard in seven years. CGC Douglas Munro (WHEC) MEET THE COMMANDING OFFICER HISTORY AND CHARACTERISTICS REPORTING TO CGC MUNRO CGC Munro (WMSL) CGC Polar Sea CGC Polar Star CGC Sherman CGC Steadfast. For several decades, Munro's boyhood friend Mike Cooley raised and lowered the United States flag at Munro's gravesite, daily walking three miles from his home to the cemetery. Related Pages. After a three month wait, in September 1939, Munro got a call from the recruiter telling him he was selected for service if he was still interested and soon … [4]:5[45][e] Cooley was cremated and his ashes interred at the Douglas Munro Burial Site with the remains of the Munro family. In 2003, the cutter interdicted two "go-fast" boats with 2 tons of cocaine using warning shots across the bow of one with an MH-68 "Stingray" Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron (HITRON). 70 years ago today, Signalman 1st Class Douglas Munro led the evacuation of a Marine battalion from Guadalcanal during a Japanese counterattack. The Douglas A. Munro Coast Guard Headquarters Building is the current headquarters of the United States Coast Guard and is located in Washington, D.C. on the west campus of the historic St. Elizabeths Hospital.The building is named in honor of Douglas Albert Munro and was completed in 2013. Munro and his shipmate Raymond Evans were known as the Gold Dust Twins, so-called because they were inseparable.[3]. Each year, on Sept. 27, the Coast Guard family remembers Munro in a variety of ways. [5]:59 Four days later, Coast Guard officers arrived at the home of Munro's parents in South Cle Elum to inform them of his death. Munro used a .30 caliber machine gun aboard his landing craft to direct suppressing fire against the Japanese positions as the other boats recovered the American forces. [4]:5 In a letter to James Munro, Hurlbut described Munro's grave as being marked by a wooden cross constructed by Evans. USS Douglas A. Munro, DE-422 Note: The USS Douglas A. Munro was a commissioned US Navy destroyer escort with a Navy crew; her history is included here … After making preliminary plans for the evacuation of nearly 500 beleaguered Marines, Munro, under constant risk of his life, daringly led five of his small craft toward the shore. Coast Guard action was badly needed to regulate the practices of these foreign fleets. Government Organization. [42], At Coast Guard Training Center Cape May, recruit classes are annually assembled at the statue Douglas Munro on the anniversary of Munro's death, during which three-volleys are fired. Forgot account? Government Organization. Sinking of U. S. Fish Processing Vessel Alaska Ranger, Bering Sea, March 23, 2008. https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=USCGC_Douglas_Munro_(WHEC-724)&oldid=989680865, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 20 November 2020, at 11:52. With the Marines in danger of being overrun, Monssen opened fire on the Japanese positions with her 5-inch (127 mm) caliber guns, managing to clear a narrow corridor to the beach. According to Cooley's daughter, for over 30 years he never missed a day, even when he was ill with pneumonia. In 1998, Douglas Munro intercepted the Chinese vessel Chih Yung, carrying 172 people attempting to illegally enter the U.S. Douglas A. Munro both followed and set an example. [4]:5[5]:95, 97 Munro's parents were later buried on either side of their son's grave at Laurel Hill. [4]:4 Preceded by a beach-clearing ship-to-shore bombardment from the destroyer USS Monssen, the amphibious force landed and began moving inland towards its objective. [2][3] Douglas Munro deployed its HH-65 Dolphin helicopter to the sinking site, and received 20 of the surviving fishermen. Secretary of Transportation John A. Volpe and Douglas Munro's mother, Edith, were on hand to commission Douglas Munro. The Seattle Post-Intelligencer hailed the arrival of "Two (Douglas Munro and Boutwell) of the newest, finest ships in the Coast Guard fleet." Douglas Munro At Guadalcanal. It was launched in September, 2015 and is still under … U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Kimball. On March 23, 2008, Douglas Munro rescued survivors of FV Alaska Ranger when it sank 180 miles (290 km) west of Dutch Harbor. In 1980, the ship moved to yet another new homeport: Honolulu, Hawaii. [13][d], Munro and Evans underwent recruit training at Coast Guard Air Station Port Angeles. [26][27], Munro's remains were recovered from Guadalcanal in 1947 and were reinterred at Laurel Hill Memorial Park in Cle Elum in 1948, his family having declined a full military burial at the Arlington National Cemetery. ", Magnuson-Stevens Fisheries Conservation and Management Act of 1976, Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron, "USCGC Munro And The Korean Airliner (KAL-007)". [44] Upon his death in 1999, a lighted flagpole dedicated to Cooley was installed to allow the U.S. colors to be displayed continuously at Munro's grave without the need to be lowered at dusk. [4]:2 Munro was a yell king (a male cheerleader) at Central Washington. [5]:41 In preparation for the planned amphibious operations, Navy personnel began training as small boat handlers under Coast Guard tutelage; owing to the shortage of coxswains, Munro and Evans volunteered to join the training. [36][37]:153[38][39][40] In 2006, Munro was added to the Wall of Heroes of the National Museum of the Marine Corps, becoming the only non-Marine represented on it. [49], The Veterans of Foreign Wars post in Cle Elum is named the Douglas Munro-Robert H. Brooks VFW Post 1373, and the Anacostia chapter of the Surface Navy Association is officially named the Douglas Munro Chapter. During the Out of Hemisphere patrol Douglas Munro contributed in the relief efforts of the 2004 tsunami providing food and water to Indonesia and later seizing a vessel overtaken by pirates off the Horn of Africa. He is the namesake of the "Douglas Munro March", the Navy League's Douglas A. Munro Award, the Coast Guard Foundation's Douglas Munro Scholarship Fund, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars' Douglas Munro-Robert H. Brooks Post. While operating out of Boston, the ship's original missions included ocean station patrol and search and rescue. Douglas Munro performed this mission with great success, including the seizure of the Korean longliner Dong Won No. Munro directed the other LCT to help extricate the grounded vessel as he maneuvered his own boat to shield the Marines from Japanese fire from the shore. [5]:15 He reportedly told his sister he had chosen the Coast Guard because its primary mission was saving lives. By age eight he had moved to Canada; his divorced mother remarried a Canadian citizen whose surname he took. The ship's original complement included 17 officers and 143 enlisted men, under the command of the ship's first commanding officer, Captain John T. Rouse. Commander Response Division Prevention Division Planning Force Readiness … [4]:4, The LCT was ultimately freed and the boats resumed their withdrawal. Secretary Volpe attended the ceremony. Seattle was also especially receptive to Douglas Munro because Douglas Munro himself had been a resident of Cle Elum, a small town in Washington State. [12] During the course of his military service, Munro received consistently high marks on his performance evaluations and—according to Evans—expressed a desire to become a career Coast Guardsman. Munro was placed in charge of two landing craft tank (LCT) and eight Higgins boats tasked with transporting the Marines to their landing points. Colonel Puller, the Marine officer who had ordered the attack in which Munro perished, nominated the Coast Guardsman for the Medal of Honor, the highest U.S. personal military decoration. HullNumber.com's mission is to provide a means for shipmates to keep in touch with one another. Here the service played a large part in the landings on the islands. The other was dead reckoned based on its course and speed while Douglas Munro was on turbines for 16 hours before interdicting the second. Photo by ENS Jake Marx. The anniversary of his death is annually observed in Cle Elum and at Coast Guard Training Center Cape May. [23] Commander Dexter asked Munro and Evans if they would take charge of the mission, to which Munro answered, "Hell yes! Coast Guard officers, attended by a guard of honor of the Washington State Patrol, lay a wreath at the Medal of Honor memorial in Olympia, Washington on Douglas Munro Memorial Day in 2009. The second "go-fast" then proceeded to light itself on fire to destroy the bales on board the vessel, but Douglas Munro's crew quickly sank the vessel and later recovered approx 139 bales of cocaine. USCGC Douglas Munro (WHEC-724) is a High Endurance Cutter of the Coast Guard, currently home-ported in Kodiak, AK; and, USCGC Munro (WMSL-755) is the sixth Legend -class cutter of the Coast Guard. In 1971, for instance, the combined Japanese, Russian, Canadian, and South Korean fishing fleets had caught about ten times as many fish as the U.S. fleet did. Edith Thrower Munro (née Fairey; April 16, 1895 – November 17, 1983) was a United States Coast Guard officer and homemaker.She was the mother of the American war hero Douglas Albert Munro and the sister of the Canadian parliamentarian Francis Fairey. [5]:78 Prior to the initial landings at the Battle of Tulagi and Gavutu–Tanambogo, Munro was posted to Rear Admiral Richmond Kelly Turner's staff aboard USS McCawley. Armed Forces . His grave has been designated a historical site by Washington state. Add Your Name to the DE-422 Crew Roster . 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