Coast Guard family battles surf for 3 generations

Coast Guard family battles surf for 3 generations
Story by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nate Littlejohn NEWPORT, Ore. — Within the U.S. Coast Guard is an elite community of boat operators who make up less than one tenth of one percent of the agency’s entire workforce. Called ‘surfmen’, these men and women operate boats in the most dangerous conditions allowed by the Coast Guard. Of the Coast Guard’s approximate 4,800 boatswain’s mates, only...