Rogue Wave: The U.S. Coast Guard on and After 9/11   [open pdf - 70MB]

From the Foreword: "On 11 September 2001, more than three thousand innocent people died when terrorists hijacked four commercial airliners for use as weapons against the people of the United States. The strikes against the World Trade Center and the Pentagon were calculated, murderous acts unmatched in our nation's history. Men and the women of the Coast Guard, including reservists and auxiliarists, reacted swiftly and courageously. As a Service, we met the immediate challenges put before us with purpose and shifted focus to address this new terrorist threat to our homeland. [...] [T]he Office of Governmental and Public Affairs mobilized reserve Chief Petty Officer Capelotti and challenged him to record the history of what the Coast Guard did on 9/11 and throughout the days and weeks that immediately followed. Chief Capelotti has done a superb job capturing the Coast Guard's response. His work will prove to be valuable reading for current and future leaders in the United States Coast Guard for years to come. And it is a first step of many to strengthening our Service's commitment to recording the stories and the lessons of who we are and what we do."

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