Douglas A. Munro

Douglas A. Munro (HM16NG)

Location: Cle Elum, WA 98922 Kittitas County
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Country: United States of America
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N 47° 11.814', W 120° 57.564'

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World War II Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient

— United States Coast Guard —

Signalman First Class
Douglas A. Munro
U.S. Coast Guard
Cle Elum, Washington

On September 22, 1942 Coast Guard Signalman First Class Douglas A. Munro was in charge of Landing Craft evacuating 500 besieged Marines from the beaches of Guadalcanal. Near the completion of the mission, the few marines remaining on the beach were pinned down by Japanese gunfire. Munro used his boat to cover the marines escape. Within minutes after the last marine was safe, Munro was fatally wounded.

In recognition for his extraordinary bravery in the line of duty, Douglas A. Munro became the first and only, Coast Guardsman to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor. The Coast Guard Cutter Munro is named in his honor. Douglas Munro was born in Cle Elum Washington. Graduated Cle Elum High School in 1937 and attended Central Washington University before enlisting in the Coast Guard in 1938.
HM NumberHM16NG
Series This marker is part of the Medal of Honor Recipients series
Year Placed1992
Placed ByCoast Guard Combat Veterans Association
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 17th, 2014 at 2:24am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)10T E 654564 N 5229065
Decimal Degrees47.19690000, -120.95940000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 47° 11.814', W 120° 57.564'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds47° 11' 48.84" N, 120° 57' 33.84" W
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Area Code(s)509
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1202 Douglas Munro Blvd, Cle Elum WA 98922, US
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