When FDR signed into law the acceptance of women to the United States Coast Guard, the SPARs were born. These women replaced men at shore stations so they could be released for Sea Duty. These women volunteered their time and duty when their country needed them most to take over arduous tasks at both Officer and Enlisted levels. So I don't think we're alone when we give a big Bravo Zulu to the women who bare not one, but two United States Coast Guard Cutters.
Stemming from the bloodline of heroic family members, Joshua James has been credited for saving hundreds of lives and in some circles, is considered the most celebrated lifesaver in the world. He joined the Massachusetts Humane Society at the age of 15, and stayed there until his death at age 75.
The 41 footer, a staple at the majority of stations throughout the Coast Guard, ended it's 41 year run this past July with the decommissioning of boat 41410 at Station Grand Haven. Many a sailor spent many hours training and performing countless missions on the 41' UTB, the boat will forever hold a strong legacy in the fleet.
BMC Andrew Painter, of CGC Sockeye out of Bodega Bay, CA, was a big part in the creation of this shirt. So a big Bravo Zulu to him.
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