Commandant (DCMS-DPR-5)
U.S. Coast Guard
2703 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. SE
Stop 7907
Washington, D.C. 20593-7907


The Last of the Tin Can Sailors by James D. Hornfischer


Nonfiction telling of The Battle Off Samar during WWII.  While the combatants were Navy ships, the involved ships were similar in size to many Coast Guard Cutters.  A gripping description of Naval warfare and life aboard small ships.