Burlington, NC man promoted to honorary Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer 34 years after retirement

Burlington, NC man promoted to honorary Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer 34 years after retirement
BURLINGTON, NC — A Burlington native was promoted Tuesday to honorary Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer during a ceremony in Burlington 34 years following his retirement from the service. Clemon H. Terrell enlisted in 1950 as a steward, the only job available to African-Americans at the time in the Coast Guard, which provided limited promotion opportunities. Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast...