Recap of the 2018 Tribute to the Eighth Coast Guard District

Posted on March 26, 2018

The first Coast Guard Foundation tribute of 2018 took place on March 2 at the National WWII Museum in New Orleans to celebrate the service’s response to the historic Category 4 Hurricane Harvey. Over six days, the tropical cyclone left thousands stranded in Houston with 27 trillion gallons of rain falling over Texas, making Harvey the wettest Atlantic hurricane ever measured.

Rear Admiral Paul Thomas, Commander of the 8th Coast Guard District, accepted the Coast Guard Foundation award on behalf of the thousands of Coast Guard members from around the country who responded to Harvey.

“Thank you for recognizing this incredible Coast Guard team for what was truly an historic response to a historic Hurricane Harvey,” said RADM Thomas. “For me personally it was awesome to be part of this team that rendered life saving assistance to the citizens of Texas, restored some of our nation’s most critical ports in record time, and mitigated some of the long term environmental impacts of this storm.”