Coast Guard Sector Mobile celebrates Coast Guard Day

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MOBILE, Ala. — Coast Guard Sector Mobile celebrated Coast Guard Day by partaking in a cake-cutting ceremony at Sector Mobile, Friday.

The most senior and junior Coast Guardsmen partook in cutting the cake together to symbolize the passing of knowledge, experience and wisdom onto the coming generations of the nation’s oldest continuous naval service.

Sector Mobile hosted Marvin R. Carpenter, retired Master Chief Engineman. Carpenter joined the Coast Guard during WWII in September 1943 at the age of 16. After boot camp in St. Augustine, Fla., he went to Camp Lejeune, N.C., for amphibious training. He then served on the USS Bayfield during four invasions: Normandy, Southern France, Iwo Jima and Okinawa.

Master Chief Carpenter re-enlisted in July 1947 and went on to serve for 26 years and retired from the Cutter Burton Island  in Long Beach, Ca., on Dec. 1, 1970 to Mobile.

Coast Guard day commemorates 223 years of continual service when it was born as the Revenue Cutter Service when George Washington signed an act calling for the construction of ten cutters “to be employed for the protection of the revenue.”

From left to right: Seaman Abigail Eck, Capt. Duke Walker, commander, Sector Mobile, retired Coast Guardsmen Marvin Carpenter and Senior Chief Petty Officer Michael Hosley cut a cake for Coast Guard day, Aug. 2, 2013. The Coast Guard's 223rd birthday is Aug. 4, 2013.  Read more: http://www.dvidshub.net/image/987673/coast-guard-sector-mobile-celebrates-coast-guard-day#.UfxT8dLYdBt#ixzz2arYkGnAf

From left to right: Seaman Abigail Eck, Capt. Duke Walker, commander, Sector Mobile, retired Coast Guardsmen Marvin Carpenter and Senior Chief Petty Officer Michael Hosley cut a cake for Coast Guard day, Aug. 2, 2013. The Coast Guard’s 223rd birthday is Aug. 4, 2013.
Read more: http://www.dvidshub.net/image/987673/coast-guard-sector-mobile-celebrates-coast-guard-day#.UfxT8dLYdBt#ixzz2arYkGnAf

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