Coast Guard Chronicles: On the Front Lines

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By WXedge Staff on May 21, 2012, 12:10pm

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NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) -- Being on the front line for the members of the U. S. Coast Guard goes well beyond the scope of search and rescue on the water. It's all about keeping watch on the home front. It's a mission the Coast Guard takes seriously, and this branch of the military has a rich history to back it up.

The Coast Guard is one of the oldest organizations of the federal government since its official history began back in 1790. One of its first duties was to enforce tariff and trade laws, and prevent smuggling. How things have changed. The Guard's responsibilities have grown in times of peace and war. But the sentiment from its members are much the same.

"I love it," says Machinery Technician Timothy Bible. "It's a family. I spend half my life there at the station. And I love it, I wouldn't give it up for anything."

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