World War II Memorial
"SM 1/c Douglas A MunroMedal of HonorFor extraordinary heroism and conspicuousgallantry in action above and beyondthe call of dutyThey gallantly gave up their livesin defense of our countryUSS Hunter Liggett (APA-14)USS Cavalier (APA-4)USS Leonard Wood (APA-12)USS Callaway (APA-35)USS Bayfield (APA-33)USS Samuel Chase (APA-26)USS Joseph T Dickman (APA-13)USS Arthur Middleton (APA-25)USS Cambria (APA-36)""US Coast Guard CutterAlexander HamiltonOn January 29, 1942, after successfully rescuing the USS Yukonfrom an angry winter storm and towing her through the high seasand U-Boat infested water of the North Atlantic,the Alexander Hamilton became the first American warshiplost in the Atlantic after the war with German was declared.At 1312 hours a torpedo fired by the U-132 struck theHamilton amidship, killing all but one of the men on watchin the boiler and engine rooms. Of the 213 men aboard26 were killed and 10 wounded.This tribute is to the officers and crew of theAlexander Hamilton. It is dedicated to our shipmateswho, their bodies never recovered, were the firstU.S. Coast Guard casualties in the declaredwar with Germany in the Battle of The Atlantic.Presented by the Alexander Hamilton Survivors AssociationSeptember 1993""In tribute to the officers and enlisted menof the United States Coast Guard who served aboarddestroyer escort vessels of the United States Navy1943 - 1943Their efforts and valor are an integral partof the history of naval warfare. This plaque is dedicatedto the memory of the vessels and the men who sailed in them.Presented to the United States Coast Guard Academyby the United States Coast Guard Destroyer Escort Sailors1 November 1992.""A 'Well Done' to the officers and menwho served aboard the patrol frigatesduring World War Two.Their deeds are evidence of the best traditionsof the United States Coast GuardSEMPER PARATUS""THE UNITED STATES COAST GUARDGREENLAND PATROL1940 - 1945The Greenland Patrol was the longest continuousoperation of the military forces of the United States during World War TwoTask Force 24.8Dedicated from "Ice Brothers" - Sload WilsonTo the men of the Greenland Patrol'Forgotten now, and little honored then, but still they'llnever have to wonder if they're men.'COMGREPATArgentia, Newfoundland - Bluie West One , Narsarssuak, GreenlandRADM Edward H Smith, USCG - RADM Earl G Rose, USCG"