Coast Guard

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A slight diversion

Greetings, blog followers. You may have noticed that I haven’t posted any family history work in quite some time. I do apologize for that but have been engaged in developing my first full-blown graphic novel. Way back in 2005, I started a comic strip while stationed with the Coast Guard’s Electronic Systems Support Unit (ESU) on … Continue reading

The Coast Guard’s Most Daring Sea Rescue

Tomorrow, January 29, 2016, Disney releases The Finest Hours, based on the book The Finest Hours: The True Story of the U.S. Coast Guard’s Most Daring Sea Rescue by Casey Sherman and Mike Tougias. The book, and I’m presuming the film since I haven’t seen it yet, tell the tale of “the greatest small-boat rescue … Continue reading

Meeting King Neptune

I considered myself a seasoned sailor yet this storm was peculiar. Howling winds were driving millions of dainty white snowflakes against the hull like a thousand jackhammers. Moreover, the ship rocked like a drunken seesaw, swaying way too far to starboard and way too far to port. Above my head, dozens of galley trays and … Continue reading

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