Coast Guard veteran celebrates 100th birthday in New Orleans

Coast Guard veteran celebrates 100th birthday in New Orleans
Andy Washington, a WWII Coast Guard veteran, was presented with a Coast Guard flag by Capt. Michael Paradise, commanding officer of Coast Guard Base New Orleans, at a 100th birthday celebration in New Orleans, June 27, 2020. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Sydney Phoenix) NEW ORLEANS — A United States Coast Guard veteran celebrated his 100th birthday with friends and family in...

Elfie Larkin – a century of living and still giving

by Chief Petty Officer Sarah B. Foster Oakland, Calif. — At the Oakland Zoo where Elfie Larkin volunteered as a docent for more than 32 years following her World War II service in the Coast Guard and as an educator in the Bay Area, she encountered a surprise late in the afternoon. More than 160 people surrounded the sprightly centenarian at the Snow Building to celebrate her 100th birthday. She was...