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Ship Name and Designation History

This section lists the names and designations that the ship had during its lifetime. The list is in chronological order.

    Sentinel Class Cutter
    Keel Laid - Launched

    Commissioned (Special) 24 November 2014
    Commissioned (Full) 24 January 2015
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Naval Covers

This section lists active links to the pages displaying covers associated with the ship. There should be a separate set of pages for each incarnation of the ship (ie, for each entry in the "Ship Name and Designation History" section). Covers should be presented in chronological order (or as best as can be determined).

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  1. USCGC William Trump WPC-1111 Covers Page 1     (DATE RANGE)



This section lists examples of the postmarks used by the ship. There should be a separate set of postmarks for each incarnation of the ship (ie, for each entry in the "Ship Name and Designation History" section). Within each set, the postmarks should be listed in order of their classification type. If more than one postmark has the same classification, then they should be further sorted by date of earliest known usage.

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USPS 4-bar

Key West FL


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Commissioning, cachet by the Stephen Decatur Chapter No. 4, USCS


Other Information

NAMESAKE - Motor Machinist’s Mate First Class William Francis Trump, USCG (November 7 1923 - July 24 2009)
    Trump was aboard USS LCI(L)-90, one of the many Coast Guard-manned ships that landed on the beaches of France on D-Day.
    Trump and his crew participated in the occupation of Tunisia on June 1, 1943, the invasion of Sicily on July 9, 1943 and the landings at Salerno on September 9, 1943. The crew then sailed for England as part of Flotilla 10, in preparation for the invasion of Normandy.
    As a member of the landing craft infantry, Trump studied detailed maps of the terrain and memorized key landmarks along the coastline that would guide them to their assigned landing area.
    The crew of approximately 27 men aboard each craft carried 200 troops in the invasion and the crew’s mission was to get the soldiers safely onto the beaches of France. The beaches were treacherous enough, but Trump volunteered for a duty that would put him directly in the line of fire. Trump volunteered to disembark his landing craft and head onto the beach to anchor a line that troops would use for safety.
    Already under severe enemy fire, Trump met an abundance of beach obstacles as he waded between the heavily mined beach and dragged an anchor and anchor-line to shallow water. He safely managed to secure the line that acted as a safety line for troops to follow as they transited the beach.
    Trump put himself in the line of fire to aide others and due to his valor in action in the assault phase of the landing at Normandy, Trump was awarded the Silver Star.

The ships sponsor is Ms. Collette A. Eddy, daughter of William Trump.



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