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  • 50th Annv VN War Event
    by Richard Ames on February 21, 2017 at 2:56 PM
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    50th Anniversary of the Vietnam war commendation commission Event at the US Capitol July 8. 2015  Honoring the Veterans of the Vietnam War in all five services. I was honored to stand with the Master Chief of the CG and the CG Commandant. I was pinned for the Coast Guard Combat Veterans .. See the actual pinning at the very end of the video after all the political speeches .. about the 1 hour 20 min mark

  • Coast Guard at War Vietnam
    by Richard Ames on July 16, 2015 at 8:16 PM
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    Published on May 1, 2013 During the war,little attention was paid to operations to prevent coastal and river infiltration by Communist forces.Those Coast Guardsmen that fought in the war are practically forgotten,but their stories are recounted in this special.

  • Coast Guard Cutter ROBERT YERED
    by Richard Ames on October 11, 2013 at 12:51 PM
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    Commission of the Cutter ROBERT YERED in honor of a USCG Enlisted vet from the Vietnam era. Chief Petty Officer J.J. O'Neil (ret.) Remembers Bob Yered. J.J is also Coast Guard Vietnam as well as a USCGC Sherman Veteran!

  • Sherman History slide show shown in San ...
    by Bernie Avalle on September 5, 2012 at 1:04 AM
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    This is one of the presentation slide shows shown Aug 31-Sept 2, 2012 at San Diego Sherman Reunion, slides are from Richard Ames, presented by Bernie Avalle made with Animoto software 8-30-12

  • Day In the Life of USCGC Dallas
    by Richard Ames on June 6, 2012 at 11:47 AM
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    USCGC Dallas (WHEC-716) commissioned in 1967. Decommissioned March 30th, 2012

  • Coast Guard Cutter Sherman ALPAT 2011
    by Richard Ames on June 6, 2012 at 11:42 AM
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    Small clips from USCGC Sherman ALPAT 2011

  • "Sea Whiz" on the Sherman
    by Richard Ames on June 6, 2012 at 11:28 AM
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    20mm Phalanx CIWS people call it Sea Whiz, or CWIS when its actually CIWS for Close In Weapon System

  • CGC Sherman Big Wave - Bering Sea
    by Richard Ames on April 30, 2012 at 1:25 PM
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    CGC Sherman Big Wave - Bering Sea

  • Cutters On Patrol - Sherman
    by Richard Ames on April 30, 2012 at 1:20 PM
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    Cutters on Patrol from the CG Channel .. Sherman History Highlights

  • USCGC Sherman World Tour 2001
    by Richard Ames on March 19, 2012 at 4:10 PM
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    Uploaded by nfear32 on Jul 3, 2011 This is for all of the Shermdoggs, especially those from the World Tour 2001. This was filmed during the preparation of towing detail for the M/V Modern Drive near Cape Town, South Africa. This was an interesting day; and for some an interesting night. Lol

  • Sherman Midgett Race
    by Richard Ames on December 30, 2011 at 3:15 PM
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    The USCGC Sherman (WHEC) 720 and the USCGC Midgett (WHEC) 726 engaging in their "Full Power Trials" testing the capabilities of their Pratt and Whitney Gas Turbine Engines. A true sea going "Drag Race"

    This race took place in the early 1980's near San Diego California. The video was shot from the Midgetts helo with over heard comments from the photographers. The video was sent to me by John Holden ENC.

    Chief Holden was on the Throttles in Main Control aboard the Sherman at the time.  John said "I remember it like it was yesterday, Pete (Pete Mason was the Shermans EO at the time) put me on the throttles, it was my engine room!, I had to pull back a little because the exhaust pressure was too high and when I did, it was a little too much, (this is when the Midgett pulled ahead at the beginning of the race) then a minute later I slammed the throttles down once again, and all 18,000 hp came alive." John also related to me that the race or "full power trial" was the first  time the Sherman was at 100% full power in13 years. The "Race" was agreed upon by both ships and the ship that lost would pay for a party for both ships to celebrate.

    John believes that one of the deciding factors was the excellent maintenance being performed on Shermans jet engines particularly a new practice he initiated, cleaning the fuel filters with a military surplus ultrasonic cleaner a practice which just may have given the Sherman the winning edge.

    John Holden ENC and Pete Mason LCDR are both members of this website. Thanks for the great story!

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