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  DOUGLAS A. MUNRO
DOUGLAS MUNRO’S CITATION FOR THE MEDAL OF HONOR
Citation:      For extraordinary heroism and conspicuous gallantry action above and beyond the call of duty as Petty Officer in Charge of a group of 24 Higgins boats, engaged in the evacuation of a battalion of marines trapped by enemy Japanese forces at Point Cruz Guadalcanal, on 27 September 1942.
  When the perilous task of evacuation was nearly completed, Munro was instantly killed by enemy fire, but his crew, 2 of whom were wounded, carried on until the last boat had loaded and cleared the beach.
www.uscg.mil /pacarea/munro/DougMunro.html   (435 words)

  
  USS Douglas Munro DE 422
Douglas A. Munro (DE-422) was launched 8 March 1944 by Brown Shipbuilding Co., Houston, Tex.; sponsored by Lieutenant (junior grade) E. Munro, USCGR mother of Signalman Munro; and commissioned 11 July 1944, t~ieutenant Commander G. Morris in command.
Douglas A. Munro served in the assault and occupation of Borneo from 19 May to 5 July 1945 She escorted supply convoys from Leyte, bombarded enemy positions, and served as antisubmarine patrol vessel.
Douglas A. Munro cleared Leyte 6 September to join the South China Force, arriving in the approaches to the Yangtze River on the 19th.
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 Spartanburg SC | GoUpstate.com | Spartanburg Herald-Journal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Douglas Albert Munro (11 October 1919 – 27 September 1942) is the only member of the United States Coast Guard to have received the Medal of Honor, the U.S. military's highest decoration.
Munro received the award posthumously for his brave actions in command of a landing craft in 1942 at the World War II battle of Guadalcanal.
Munro was born in Vancouver, British Columbia and became a U.S. citizen in 1922.
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 Douglas A
Douglas A. Munro (DE-422) was launched 8 March 1944 by Brown Shipbuilding Co., Houston, Tex.; sponsored by Lieutenant (junior grade) E.
Douglas A. Munro returned to San Pedro Bay, Leyte, and on the 20th sailed to escort a convoy of Army tugs to Subic Bay.
Douglas A. Munro served in the assault and occupation of Borneo from 19 May to 5 July 1945.
www.history.navy.mil /danfs/d5/douglas_a_munro.htm   (734 words)

  
 Douglas A. Munro - A World War II Hero from Cle Elum
Douglas Munro of South Cle Elum, Washington, had volunteered for duty with the United States Coast Guard in September 1939 and was well trained and on hand to help with an amphibious landing of marines on Guadalcanal.
Munro, realizing that the men were in extreme danger, maneuvered his boat between the enemy and the heavily laden landing craft leaving the beach.
Douglas Albert Munro was born October 11, 1919, and raised in South Cle Elum, Washington, where his father, James Munro, served as manager of an electrical substation operated by the Milwaukee Railroad.
www.wshs.org /wshs/columbia/articles/0300-a1.htm   (2945 words)

  
 We Remember, Thank you
Munro was in charge of 10 landing craft involved in the assault.
Munro received word that the Marines were in trouble after their cover fire was disrupted by a Japanese bombing raid and needed immediate evacuation.
Munro led the boats ashore through intense fire from three strong interlocking positions, which caused a number of casualties among the virtually defenseless crews in the boats.
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 World War II Congressional Medal of Honor - US Coast Guard Medal of Honor Recipient Signalman First Class Douglas ...
Douglas is buried at the Laurel Hills Memorial Park in Cle Elum, Washington.
Munro, seeing the dangerous situation, maneuvered his boat between the enemy and those withdrawing to protect the remnants of the battalion.
Douglas Munro also has a 368' Hamilton-class cutter named after him, sharing the honor with the likes of Alexander Hamilton, who is considered to be the Father of the Coast Guard.
www.medalofhonor.com /DouglasMunro.htm   (2822 words)

  
 Munro Mystique   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
In a solemn ceremony, SM1 Douglas A. Munro, the Coast Guard’s only Medal of Honor recipient, was eulogized on the 57th anniversary of his death in combat against the Japanese at Guadalcanal.
Munro led the other boats to the beach two or three at a time to pick up the Marines, who had arrived on the beach under heavy fire, to embark on the landing craft.
Munro when she was an honored guest of the Guadalcanal Campaign Veterans Association’s 40th commemoration ceremonies at Winter Park, Fla., in 1982.
permanent.access.gpo.gov /lps2008/www.uscg.mil/reserve/magazine/mag1999/nov1999/munro.htm   (2399 words)

  
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I was proud to serve aboard USS Douglas A. Munro (DE-422), from 1957 - 1960.
Munro, on the other hand, made the landing on Tulagi Island, 20 miles across the channel from Guadalcanal, which was a very bloody action wiping out 80% of the Marine first wave, and taking several days of fierce fighting before the island could be declared secured.
As soon as I arrived back at the Base, Munro and I were told that the Marines were in trouble and had to be evacuated from the same beach we had landed them on.
navymars.org /pacific/reg10/munro_m.htm   (3556 words)

  
 HDTV Productions Inc. :: Resumes - Douglas Munro C.S.C.
HDTV Productions Inc. :: Resumes - Douglas Munro C.S.C. Douglas Munro C.S.C. Director of Photography/Operator
Doug Munro is an accomplished Director of Photography/Operator.
Resume: Douglas Munro C.S.C. PDF format (approx 120 k)
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 munroed   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
After making preliminary plans for the evacuation of nearly 500 beleaguered marines, Munro, under constant strafing by enemy machineguns on the island, and at great risk of his life, daringly led 5 of his small craft toward the shore.
When the perilous task of evacuation was nearly completed, Munro was instantly killed by enemy fire, but his crew, 2 of whom were wounded, carried on until the last boat had loaded and cleared the beach.
Footnote: Douglas Munro who was born on October 11, 1919 in Vancouver, British Colombia, is the only United States Coastguardsman to ever be awarded the Medal of Honor.
www.marinemedals.com /munrod.html   (261 words)

  
 Ex-smoker Douglas rolls up for award - Evening Times   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Douglas Munro, 50, of Anniesland, Glasgow, will head to London on November 26 for the Quitter of the Year Awards 2003.
Mr Munro, who works with Glasgow City Council's development and regeneration services, is one of eight ex-smokers from across the UK in line for the award run by the charity Quit, which helps people stop smoking.
Mr Munro will be accompanied to the ceremony by his wife Enid, who gave up her cigarette habit shortly after her husband quit.
ww1.eveningtimes.co.uk /hi/news/5020564.html   (158 words)

  
 REMARKS TO DOUGLAS MUNRO MEMORIAL AND FLAG POLE DEDICATION
Douglas Munro stands for all that we are in the Coast Guard.
Munro signed up, and she was sent to the U.S. Coast Guard Academy for officer candidate training She was one of the first Spar's to ever show up, in New London, Connecticut and she was also the oldest.
These are a portion of his remarks at the Douglas Munro Memorial and Flag Pole Dedication conducted at the Cle Elem, Washington, 27 September 1999 partially edited for the purpose of telling this story in a written context.
www.jacksjoint.com /edithmunro.htm   (1025 words)

  
 US People--Munro, Douglas A.
Douglas Albert Munro was born on 11 October 1919 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Signalman Munro was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for "extraordinary heroism and conspicuous gallantry in action" during an evacuation under fire of U.S. Marines at Point Cruz, Guadalcanal, on 27 September 1942.
When the perilous task of evacuation was nearly completed, MUNRO was instantly killed by enemy fire, but his crew, two of whom were wounded, carried on until the last boat had loaded and cleared the beach.
www.history.navy.mil /photos/pers-us/uspers-m/da-munro.htm   (504 words)

  
 Welcome to Douglas Munro Tribute Page
On September 27, 1942, Coast Guard Signalman First Class Douglas A. Munro was in charge of a landing craft while evacuating 500 besieged Marines from the beaches of Guadalcanal.
Realizing that the men were in great danger, Munro placed his vessel between the beachhead and the enemy, drawing Japanese fire and protecting the men until they could be taken aboard.
Minutes after the last Marine was safe, Munro was fatally wounded, but his wounded crew carried on until the last boat had landed and cleared the beach.
www.military.com /HomePage/UserCreatedTributePage/0,10980,700037,00.html?strPage=T&pageContentList=   (162 words)

  
 JRULM: Special Collections Guide: Douglas Munro Dumas Collection   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The collection relating to the novelist and dramatist Alexandre Dumas père (1802-1870) was amassed by the late Douglas Munro of Cupar in Fife, compiler of three definitive Dumas bibliographies.
Through his contacts with booksellers worldwide, Douglas Munro was able to amass an impressive array of Dumas first editions, whether in serialized, book, illustrated or indeed pirated form.
Douglas Munro also collected adaptations of Dumas' work including a wide range of translations and abridgements for children.
rylibweb.man.ac.uk /data2/spcoll/dmunro   (754 words)

  
 AViosk - United States Coast Guard - BERING SEA PATROL/ALASKA BSP-AV
It was in this line of duty that Douglas Munro was killed and posthumously awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor.
On September 27 these Marines, isolated from the battalion and exposed to all the Japanese forces west of the river, were attacked by an overwhelming enemy force and forced to withdraw to the beach.
Munro was the coxswain of a thirty-six foot Higgins' boat, and he also manned one of the two.30 caliber Lewis machine guns.
www.mardigrasfun.com /bsp/200th/doug/doug.htm   (498 words)

  
 Michelle Malkin: Veterans Day: Remember   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Sixty years ago this week, U.S. Coast Guard Signalman Douglas A. Munro found himself on a boat near the edge of Guadalcanal.
As coxswain of a 36-foot Higgins boat, Douglas Munro took charge of a group of 24 vessels near Point Cruz, where the Marines waited to be rescued.
I interviewed Mike Cooley, an 80-year-old vet and childhood friend, who visited Munro's grave twice a day and maintained the worn American flag that stood over the site where Munro and his parents are buried.
michellemalkin.com /archives/006344.htm?print=1   (874 words)

  
 The United States Coast Guard
In honor of the Coast Guard, and all the Veterans of this branch of the Armed Forces.
James Munro of South Cle Elum, Washington, by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in a ceremony at the White House on Thursday, May 27, 1943.
U.S. 'For extraordinary heroism and conspicuous gallantry in action above and beyond the call of duty as Office-in-Charge of a group of Higgins boats, engaged in the evacuation of a Battalion of Marines trapped by enemy Japanese forces at Point Cruz, Guadalcanal, on September 27, 1942.
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DOUGLAS A. Douglas Albert Munro, born 11 October 1919 in Vancouver, Canada, enlisted in the U.S. Coast Guard 18 September 1939.
From 20 September to 19 October 1944, DOUGLAS A. served as escort for converted gunboat VIXEN (PG-53) carrying Admiral R. Ingersoll, Commander in-Chief, Atlantic Fleet on a tour of Caribbean defenses.
She operated at Subic Bay until 6 May. DOUGLAS A. MUNRO served in the assault and occupation of Borneo from 19 May to 5 July 1945.
www.hazegray.org /danfs/escorts/de422.txt   (738 words)

  
 Horses - ILPH Director Takes Retirement - January 2001 - Equi.Net - Equestrian Information on the internet
Douglas Munro, the Director of the ILPH, is taking retirement and will shortly be leaving Snetterton.
Gerald Maitland-Carew, Chairman of the ILPH, “We thank Douglas for his work for the Charity over the past three years, and wish him well in the future.
The ILPH will be looking to restructure its administration following Dr. Munro’s departure, given the substantial expansion of its international role and the recent setting up of its £1m Recovery and Rehabilitation Centre at Penny Farm, just outside Blackpool, the sixth and latest of its UK Centres.
www.equiworld.net /horses/magazine/0101/ilph3.htm   (226 words)

  
 Military.com Content   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The memorial is next to the Coast Guard Training Center's Munro Hall, also named for this World War II hero.
Munro placed his boat between the beachhead and the enemy to cover the Marine withdrawal.
On the recommendations of Adm. William F. Halsey, President Franklin D. Roosevelt awarded the Medal of Honor posthumously to Douglas A. Munro.
www.military.com /Content/MoreContent?file=ML_munro_bkp_htm   (301 words)

  
 Michelle Malkin
Douglas Munro, USCG Signalman First Class, would never set foot on Guadalcanal.
With increasing difficulty, he maintains the worn flag that's flanked by two hulking, gray gun mounts where Munro and his parents are buried.
He and his old friend Doug Munro will be honored at a U.S. Coast Guard ceremony on Sept. 27 at the Cle Elum cemetery, where officers will dedicate a new flagpole and floodlight.
www.jewishworldreview.com /michelle/malkin072999.asp   (851 words)

  
 Point Cruz / Munro Battlefield
Munro Battlefield (to the west of Pt Cruz)
On this beach Companies A, B and D of the 1st Battalion / 7th Marines landed on 27 September 1942.They moved 500 yards inland to the top of Hill 84 (where the King Solomon is now), where they were trapped by the Japanese.
Boat group leader Coast Guardsman Douglas Munro was killed here and awarded the Congressional Medal of Honour for his bravery.
www.pacificwrecks.com /people/visitors/flahavin/munro.html   (145 words)

  
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The Douglas A. Munro Division of the US Naval Sea Cadet Corps was stood up on September 27, 2003.
In carrying on the legacy of Douglas A. Munro, the Munro Division plankowners chose “Leave No Man Behind” as the unit’s motto.
As the Munro Division grows, it will continue to present new challenges to its cadets new and old and honor the memory and fetes of Douglas A. Munro.
munrocadets.com /MunroCadets.cfm?pageName=mc_about&...+the+Munro+Cadets   (301 words)

  
 USCGC Munro (WHEC-724) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In 2003,the cutter interdicted two "go-fast" boats with 2 tons of cocaine using warning shots across the bow of one with an MH-68 "Stingray" Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron (HITRON).
Four trafficers were recovered with two needing medical assistance from the Munro's Corpsman.
In 2006 the cutter interdicted two "go-fast" boats working in tandem with 2 tons of cocaine using disabling shots with an MH-68 "Stingray" Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron (HITRON).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/USCGC_Munro_(WHEC-724)   (853 words)

  
 de422
Douglas A. Munro (DE-422) was launched 8 March 1944 by Brown Shipbuilding Co., Houston, Tex.; sponsored by Lieutenant (junior grade) E. Munro, USCGR, mother of Signalman Munro; and commissioned 11 July 1944, Lieutenant Commander G. Morris in command.
She operted [sic; operated] at Subic Bay until 6 May.
After training until 29 October, she sailed for Korean waters to serve with the U.N. Blockading and Escort Force, participating in the seige [sic; siege] and bombardment of Wonsan Harbor.
www.hazegray.org /danfs/escorts/de422.htm   (725 words)

  
 Douglas Albert Munro - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Signalman First Class Douglas A. Munro, MoH, USCG
Douglas Albert Munro (11 October 1919 – 27 September 1942) is the only member of the United States Coast Guard to have received the Medal of Honor, the U.S. military's highest decoration.
Two ships, the Coast Guard's USCGC Munro (WHEC-724) and the Navy's USS Douglas A. Munro (DE-422) were named in his honor.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Douglas_Munro   (447 words)

  
 Douglas Munro remembered in Northwest
CLE ELUM, Kittitas County - For 30 years, twice a day, Douglas Munro's childhood friend came faithfully to the cemetery where he lay to raise and lower the flag that flew over his grave.
The ceremony, on the 57th anniversary of Munro's death, honors a man who is legendary in Coast Guard history.
In a letter to his family in Cle Elum, informing them of his death, Munro's commander wrote, "His successful maneuvers brought back a far greater number of men than had been even hoped for.
64.70.201.125 /news/archives/1999_0928_munro.html   (324 words)

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