USCG Cutter John Scheuerman
February 25, 2022
February 23, 2022 - The Coast Guard Cutter John Scheuerman's crew stand at attention during the vessel's commissioning ceremony in Tampa, Florida. The John Scheuerman is the 46th Sentinel-class fast response cutter and the fifth of six FRC's to be homeported in Manama, Bahrain, which will replace the aging 110’ Island Class Patrol Boats. The Coast Guard Cutter John Scheuerman's crew stand at attention during the vessel's commissioning ceremony in Tampa, Florida. The cutter is named after WWII fallen hero Seaman 1st Class John Scheuerman.
The cutter is named after Seaman 1st Class John Scheuerman, who served in the U.S. Coast Guard Reserves from October 16, 1942 to September 9, 1943.
Seaman 1st Class John Scheuerman exhibited conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action, while serving aboard the U.S.S. LCI (L) 319 during the amphibious Allied invasion of Italy on September 9, 1943. Observing an enemy fighter plane diving in for a strafing attack as his vessel approached the assault beaches in the Gulf of Salerno, Scheuerman unhesitatingly manned his battle station at an exposed anti-aircraft gun ... and ... with cool courage and aggressive determination, exerted every effort to direct accurate gunfire against the hostile aircraft.
Although mortally wounded before he could deliver effective fire, he remained steadfast at his post in the face of imminent death, thereby contributing materially to the protection of his ship against further attack.
The U.S. Coast Guard awarded the Silver Star and Purple Heart Medals to Scheuerman posthumously for his heroism.
Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Travis Magee.