Sadly, including the Coast Guard, too many have forgotten the men of the Coast Guard who served in Combat in Vietnam.
No, were not talking about those who served aboard white cutters are those who were in supply or did paperwork or who served anywhere in the rear. We are talking about the few who actually experienced combat, and especially those who gave their lives.
I know that many Americans had no idea that the Coast Guard was even in Vietnam and that I can understand. However, the real shame is that the Coast Guard itself not only didn't bother to recognize these men for their service to their country, but actually and with intent shunned them as a whole.
My only hope is that this doesn't happen for the Coast Guard men and women who served in Desert Storm or Iraqi Freedom.