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bwalker42 04-18-2007 05:01 PM

A Chat with the U.S.C.G.
My favorite people in the whole wide World
Besides the US Navy
and the USMC

And yes, I'm from TX.

Would love it if there were some
people from the USCG,
or veterans of any of the above ,
that would like to chat
a bit
just for the heck of it..
you can im me on yahoo..

all you have to do is click on the
little red "Y"

Am I the only one
with a myspace page???


Boasun 04-19-2007 11:18 AM

The only thing I can say: Is that when the USCG boards your vessel for an inspection. They will be pointing out the weaknesses of your safety equipment and operationing procedures.
This is a good thing, for you can strengthen those areas.
Also when someone is really in trouble out there they do go out in the worst of weather to help... Not one of them will say: Hey! Its too windy, cold and wet out there, so I'm staying in by the warm fireplace. They don their gear and go out to help/rescue those who are in need.

Me? Navy first.... Why? Retired USN. That says it all.

nolatom 04-19-2007 11:22 AM

The old saying among rescuers in the Coast Guard is:

"You have to go out--You don't have to come back".

So please be prepared and careful out there. One less rescue attempt means one less chance of "not coming back"

I'm an ex-Coastie, but was more of a desk-driver. The loss of a rescuer, however, would hit all of us very hard.

bwalker42 04-19-2007 12:10 PM

Thank you Boasun,
Thank you nolatom,
I can't help but to remember the movie Perfect Storm!!!

I for one, am going to show some respectful gratitude!
I love you guys!

bestfriend 04-19-2007 12:24 PM

I was on myspace a long time ago, still have an account, but never go on. I like it here better.;) No nonsense. Who is Elisa? Yours? Beautiful ship.

bwalker42 04-19-2007 12:37 PM

The Elissa is a historical ship that is moored in Galveston. She still goes out, I've seen her in full sail, BEAUTIFUL!!!
She is the one that escorted the newest nuclear sub into the hou ship channel....


bestfriend 04-19-2007 12:40 PM

bwalker42 04-19-2007 12:44 PM

Breathtakingly beautiful!

bestfriend 04-19-2007 01:15 PM

We have a very active Coast Guard here. They do a great job. We go to surf rescues and capsizes, distress calls, people that fall off piers, all kinds of thing, with them. We are pretty well trained, but, I have to laugh and say that our(fire dept) level of expertise is so far below theirs that it is laughable.:D

sailingdog 04-19-2007 10:20 PM

A very good movie, that really brings what the USCG does home, is "The Guardian", which is about a USCG rescue swimmer, played by Kevin Costner.

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