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Happy Birthday to the United States Coast Guard The Caregiver Support Program (CSP) is honored to recognize the United States Coast Guard’s (USCG) 232nd birthday! The Coast Guard began its service to our nation on August 4, 1790, under President George Washington at the request of Alexander Hamilton. Today, USCG remains “always ready” with more than 44,000 service members.

To our Veterans of the USCG, we thank you for your service. And to our caregivers, thank you for your dedication and commitment to our USCG Veterans. In celebration of USCG’s birthday, we invite you to visit VAntage Point and read the extraordinary stories of Veterans who proudly served in the Coast Guard.

The stories include the service of Charles Walter David Jr., a World War II USCG Veteran who helped save 93 lives, Dorothy C. Stratton, who served as director of the Women’s Reserve of the United States Coast Guard, and Eugene “Gene” Gerrard, a 100-year-old USCG Veteran and recipient of several medals, including the Philippine Liberation Medal.

We hope you are as inspired by these tremendous stories as we are at CSP. Again, thank you to our USCG Veterans and the caregivers who support them, and happy birthday to the United States Coast Guard!   With gratitude, Your Caregiver Support Team. Please click here to go directly to the VA Caregiver Support Team.