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Last Post 19 Feb 2013 04:31 PM by Tom Ewald. 2 Replies.
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18 Feb 2013 04:49 PM
    Does anybody remember who the Coastal Forces were
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    19 Feb 2013 06:01 AM
    Tom,

    My ex-husband has been in the Coast Guard since 1985, I honestly have to say I've never heard of Coastal Forces. You mentioned elsewhere that was in the 60's. That is some 50 years ago. I know, I was born in 66. I'm glad we have a member here that has such history with the Coast Guard. However, instead of reposting the same question over and over, obviously these younger kids just joining have no idea what Coastal Forces are, why don't you enlighten us? Tell us about it... Was it located in only one area? What ranks and rates were stationed at that unit? What was the job like? I'm sure people would be interested to hear. But no one seems to have a yes to your question. So I don't think posting it over and over will get an answer.

    Welcome to the forum. We would enjoy hearing your stories.
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    19 Feb 2013 04:31 PM
    Coastal Forces were a Reserve unit. I took a short boot a Cape May and then went with the Marine Corp at Camp LeJune N.C. After 8 weeks with the Marines we went to Yorktown for additional training.Our purpose was to be dropped behind enemy lines to report enemy troop and ship movements similar to the Austrailian Coast Watchers in WW2. Our company was CF9 at Cape May, they only accepted 20 people at a time, and at the end of the boot training at Cape May 10 were sent back to the Regular Coast Guard and the other 10 went on to Camp LeJune. I believe the unit became obsolete in the mid 60's. When we finished our training we were normally put in a PSU.
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