WWII Coast Guard Veteran Hero Turns 100
November 15, 2021
November 6, 2021 - Members from Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi attend a birthday celebration for Michael J. Swierc, a decorated World War II Coast Guard veteran (wearing cowboy hat and insert image) who turned 100 in Falls City, Texas. Swierc trained as a motor machinist’s mate before deploying overseas for the first wave of the D-Day invasion. He received the Bronze Star Medal for helping save 126 Allied troops from drowning in the English Channel on June 6, 1944.
Image created by USA Patriotism! from courtesy photos by U.S. Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi and Michael Swierc.
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