USCG Cutter Glen Harris' Crew 'Man The Rails'
August 17, 2021
August 6, 2021 - U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Glen Harris' crew "man the rails" during the vessel's commissioning ceremony at Coast Guard Sector Field Office Fort Macon in Beaufort, North Carolina.
The cutter's namesake, Chief Petty Officer Glen Livingston Harris, acted as a landing craft coxswain during the landing of Tulagi, August 7-9, 1942, during World War II. Along with three other U.S. Coast Guard coxswains, Harris landed the first U.S. Marines on Tulagi and, over the next three days of conflict, made repeated trips under heavy enemy fire to deliver ammunition and other supplies to U.S. forces.
U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Paige Hause