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Be the Match: Coast Guardsman gives stranger second chance at life

Be the Match: Coast Guardsman gives stranger second chance at life
NEW YORK, N.Y. – How do you thank somebody who saved your life? After losing his grandfather to cancer in 2001, Brooklyn, N.Y., native Michael Franco, looked for a greater way in which he could help others. Already a contributor to the annual blood drives at the police academy, Franco learned of becoming a bone marrow donor. This relatively effortless decision would lead Franco to save a woman’s...

Coast Guard unit returns from Kuwait

PORTSMOUTH, Va. — Members of a Coast Guard unit returned from Kuwait Saturday, following a year deployment. Vice Adm. Robert Parker, the commander of Coast Guard Atlantic Area, greeted nine reserve members of the Coast Guard Redeployment Assistance and Inspection Detachment at the Norfolk International Airport. “I am very proud of the accomplishments and sacrifices of these Coast Guardsmen...

Coast Guardsmen help deployed Army unit ship containers home

CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE SPEICHER, Iraq – Two U.S. Coast Guard petty officers are part of a team that assists service members with the proper declaration, classification, labeling and packaging of shipping containers leaving Contingency Operating Base Speicher, Iraq. Petty Officers First Class Alfred Jurison, from Waipahu, Hawaii, and Eric Sobczak, from Chesapeake, Va., assigned to the U.S. Coast...