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The Creed

The Creed
Petty Officer 1st Class Adam Preiser (surfman #535) operates a 47-foot Motor Lifeboat in the surf near Brookings, Oregon. (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Bruce Beck Photography. Public Domain use approved by Mr. Bruce Beck) Years ago a visitor from Central Oregon stood on the Depoe Bay Bridge, which runs along the Pacific Coast Highway, otherwise known as State Highway 101. She looked out to see...

More than a Pin

More than a Pin
Petty Officers 2nd Class Enrique Lemos and Aaron Hadden receive their surfman pins during a small ceremony at Coast Guard Station Umpqua River April 1, 2020.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Station Umpqua River) Story by Petty Officer 1st Class Levi Read The call for assistance from the fishing vessel Brenna A had already come in, and the Coast Guard Station Umpqua River crews were preparing...