World War II Greenland Patrol honored during ceremony

Coast Guard Cmdr. Gabrielle McGrath, left, commander of the U.S. Coast Guard's International Ice Patrol, and Lt. Cmdr. Ben Morgan, IIP deputy commander, salute during a memorial wreath dedication in honor of the service's WII Greenland Patrol Monday, June 6, 2016, on City Pier Plaza in New London. The wreath, dedicated specifically in memory of the Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba which was torpedoed and sunk in the north Atlantic June 13, 1943. The wreath dedicated at the ceremony will be deployed over the area where Escanaba was lost on the 73rd anniversary of the sinking by a  Coast Guard C-130J aircraft. The annual Greenland Patrol commemoration has traditionally been held either at the Coast Guard Academy or near the Fort Trumbull headquarters of the International Ice Patrol but was moved this year to a spot adjacent to the future National Coast Guard Museum. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
Coast Guard Cmdr. Gabrielle McGrath, left, commander of the U.S. Coast Guard's International Ice Patrol, and Lt. Cmdr. Ben Morgan, IIP deputy commander, salute during a memorial wreath dedication in honor of the service's WII Greenland Patrol Monday, June 6, 2016, on City Pier Plaza in New London. The wreath, dedicated specifically in memory of the Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba which was torpedoed and sunk in the north Atlantic June 13, 1943. The wreath dedicated at the ceremony will be deployed over the area where Escanaba was lost on the 73rd anniversary of the sinking by a Coast Guard C-130J aircraft. The annual Greenland Patrol commemoration has traditionally been held either at the Coast Guard Academy or near the Fort Trumbull headquarters of the International Ice Patrol but was moved this year to a spot adjacent to the future National Coast Guard Museum. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

The annual Greenland Patrol commemoration has traditionally been held either at the Coast Guard Academy or near the Fort Trumbull headquarters of the International Ice Patrol but was moved this year to a spot adjacent to the future National Coast Guard Museum in downtown New London.

An honor guard of 2nd class cadets from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy present the colors as members of the U.S. Coast Guard's International Ice Patrol, the Coast Guard Foundation, the National Coast Guard Museum and the local chapter of the Navy League hold a memorial wreath dedication in honor of the service's WII Greenland Patrol Monday, June 6, 2016 on City Pier Plaza in New London. The wreath, dedicated specifically in memory of the Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba which was torpedoed and sunk in the north Atlantic June 13, 1943. The wreath dedicated at the ceremony will be deployed over the area where Escanaba was lost on the 73rd anniversary of the sinking by a  Coast Guard C-130J aircraft. The annual Greenland Patrol commemoration has traditionally been held either at the Coast Guard Academy or near the Fort Trumbull headquarters of the International Ice Patrol but was moved this year to a spot adjacent to the future National Coast Guard Museum. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
An honor guard of 2nd class cadets from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy present the colors as members of the U.S. Coast Guard's International Ice Patrol, the Coast Guard Foundation, the National Coast Guard Museum and the local chapter of the Navy League hold a memorial wreath dedication in honor of the service's WII Greenland Patrol Monday, June 6, 2016 on City Pier Plaza in New London. The wreath, dedicated specifically in memory of the Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba which was torpedoed and sunk in the north Atlantic June 13, 1943. The wreath dedicated at the ceremony will be deployed over the area where Escanaba was lost on the 73rd anniversary of the sinking by a Coast Guard C-130J aircraft. The annual Greenland Patrol commemoration has traditionally been held either at the Coast Guard Academy or near the Fort Trumbull headquarters of the International Ice Patrol but was moved this year to a spot adjacent to the future National Coast Guard Museum. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

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