Michelle Malkin put out a call for favorite photos of the American flag, so here’s mine.
When I was still in the Coast Guard, I snapped this image looking up into the rigging of USCGC BITTERSWEET at her decomissioning ceremony on August 18, 1997. She’s now named the Valvas, and serves in the Estonian Border Guard.
Leave it to a Coast Guard cook to make better recruiting videos than the Coast Guard itself can. He’s posting them at CG Clips. Way to go, Jimmy Z!
Hat tip: Brown Hound
Though the Coast Guard is a much smaller and less technologically-advanced service than the Navy, the world’s experts in search and rescue are still stretching their resources to the limit and taking emergency supplies to Thailand.
These are the only other bloggers I’m aware of who are current or former Coasties:
Surely there must be more of us. Anybody know of any?