MEDIA ADVISORY: Coast Guard to name unit housing facility in honor of NYPD and USCG Reserve 9/11 hero

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U.S. Coast Guard 1st District PA Detachment New York
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Coast Guard to rename personnel housing facility after NYPD/USCG Reserve 9/11 hero Vincent G. Danz with 20-year remembrance


Who: Capt. Zeita Merchant, Commander, Coast Guard Sector New York, and New York City Police Department Commissioner Dermot Shea.

What: The Coast Guard is scheduled to hold a ceremony, in conjunction with NYPD, to announce the dedication of the Coast Guard Sector New York’s unaccompanied personnel housing facility in honor of Petty Officer 2nd Class Vincent G. Danz, a Coast Guard Reservist, and NYPD police officer, who died while responding to 9/11. 

When: Wednesday, June 9, 2021, at 10 a.m.

Where: USCG Sector New York, Fort Wadsworth, Staten Island, New York City.

NEW YORK — Coast Guard Sector New York will hold a dedication ceremony honoring Danz, and dedicating the housing facility, Vincent G. Danz Hall, as part of the 20th year remembrance of the events on 9/11.  

Danz served as a Coast Guard Reservist at Coast Guard Activities New York, as well as an NYPD officer at the Emergency Services Unit in the Bronx. He responded on 9/11 to aid victims and lost his life when the World Trade Center collapsed.

The unaccompanied personnel housing building was originally built in 1986 by the Navy to support Naval Station New York. The Coast Guard then gained ownership of the property when it moved to Fort Wadsworth from Governor’s Island in 1997.   

Media interested in attending are asked to RSVP to Coast Guard Public Affairs at (718) 354-2359