Joined Aug 16 2011
68 years old
I was born on a US Coast Guard Lighthouse off the rocky coast of Maine in 1950. My father a EN2 in the USCG and assistant light house keeper at Whitehead Light Station.
Serving on the US Coast Guard’s 378’ Cutter Sherman, my first duty was weathering a Hurricane on Ocean station Bravo then I went to Cuba’s "Gitmo" for Fleet Training Group and finally to Vietnam in the Spring of 1970
Captain Paul Lutz, my commanding officer, wrote about the events of Sherman's Vietnam cruise in 1970."The Coast Guard in Vietnam" Please click the title to read our Captains account of our service.
The ship returned to her home port in Boston Mass. to a hero's welcome. Many of us had our choice of duty stations. I asked for and got USCG Base Curtis Bay Maryland Field Testing and Development unit.
I loved my time on the Sherman, good memories and friends as well! Hopefully many of the Sherman crew will also post photos and comments.