- Name: Dick Swanson
- Age: 94yrs.
- Service Period: WWII - Atlantic
- Branch: US Coast Guard
"The only ones we found alive...were in lifeboats." - Dick Swanson
It's an important yet unknown fact that during WWII, America's Coast Guard, as part of the Navy, served along side our regular Navy, Marines, Merchant Marines, etc, in both the Pacific and Atlantic campaigns. The Coast Guard was there during the Japanese-held island invasions. They participated in the D-Day invasion of Europe. Everywhere, they provided heroic service as you'll see in Dick Swanson's service during the sinking of the troop ship Dorchester in the North Atlantic.
This is: "Swanson, a service story".