Coast Guard celebrates diversity during African American History Month

Retired Master Chief Petty Officer Vincent Patton, the first African American Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard, addresses the crowd in honor of African American History Month during a ceremony held at Base Support Unit, Honolulu, Feb. 24, 2011. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer Michael De Nyse. HONOLULU – The first African American Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard addressed...