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    Atlantic Area visits Coast Guard World War II heroes in Belgium [Image 1 of 4]

    Atlantic Area visits Coast Guard World War II heroes in Belgium



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    U.S. Coast Guard Atlantic Area

    Vice Adm. Kevin Lunday, commander of U.S. Coast Guard Atlantic Area, and Command Master Chief Jeremy DeMello, also of Atlantic Area, joined Capt. Gretchen Bailey, the new commanding officer of U.S. Coast Guard Activities Europe, June 13, 2022, in a visit to the Ardennes American Cemetery in Belgium. On May 3, 1944, the USS Menges (DE-320), an Edsall-class destroyer, was just over 15 miles astern of a convoy chasing a radar contact when it was hit at 0118 hours by a G7es acoustic torpedo from U-371. The explosion was so violent that the aft third of the ship was destroyed, killing 31 men and wounding 25.Elaman was the most junior casualty of the torpedo attack. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. Cmdr. Dana Grady)



    Date Taken: 06.13.2022
    Date Posted: 06.17.2022 18:04
    Photo ID: 7274794
    VIRIN: 220613-G-GO101-585
    Resolution: 1200x1600
    Size: 1.98 MB
    Location: BE

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