The Coast Guard’s dangerous work on our maritime frontier

Never let it be said that duty in the U.S. Coast Guard is a safe proposition. Here’s just one of many examples of Coasties doing dirty, hazardous, and essential work.

Incidentally, I served with CDR Rick Rodriguez back when we were junior officers on Guam, and he’s a consummate professional, not to mention a genuinely good guy. It’s gratifying to see the Coast Guard promote such people to positions of responsibility.