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Coast Guard Grave Marker (Faced Aluminum)

  • SKU:  GRAVCGAF
  • Size:25 in.
  • Material:Aluminum
  • 43.44 USD$43.44

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Honor your Coast Guardsman with this aluminum grave marker that has a powder coat finish for a permanent weather-proof finish. The Faced aluminum grave marker has sanded off the raised surface to highlight the letters of the insignias. This official Coast Guard grave marker design is mounted on 20 in. aluminum rod and can hold one 12 in. x 18 in. American flag. Flag not included! See below for flags.

Actual shipping costs for this product will be calculated based on delivery location and weight and added to your order. For an estimate of shipping costs, please email Sales@FlagAndBanner.com. Memorial Day orders need to be placed no later than May 1st.

During the Korean Conflict, the Coast Guard served a supporting role such as improving commuications and meterological services along with port security. In 1965, 26 of the Coast Guard's 82-foot cutters were ordered to Vietnam to be used in the brown water campaign. During the course of the Vietnam War, 56 Coast Guard cutters served there. In February 1969 the Coast Guard began to pull out of Vietnam . This process was concluded by December 1971.

Since Vietnam the USCG has participated in other military campaigns including the invasion of Grenada, performing port security and other missions in the Persian Gulf during Desert Shield and Desert Storm, and participation in the peacekeeping efforts in the Balkans.

On 9/11 the Coast Guard was one of the first federal agencies to respond to the attacks on the World Trade Center. The Coast Guard has also provided units to Afghanistan as part of Operation Enduring Freedom and Iraq as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom. In March 2003 the United States Coast Guard transferred to the newly formed Department of Homeland Security.

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