Air Station San Francisco Coast Guardsman receives American Legion Spirit of Service Award

Air Station San Francisco Coast Guardsman receives American Legion Spirit of Service Award
Story by Petty Officer 3rd Class Ivan Barnes HOUSTON, Texas – This week the American Legion held its 95th Annual Convention in Houston. Hundreds gathered in attendance at the George R. Brown Convention Center to discuss legislative plans for the coming year and to honor and celebrate those individuals who have gone above and beyond their service obligations to the community and veterans. The...

Cutter Forward Crew Member wins American Legion Spirit of Service Award

PORTSMOUTH, Va. – A crew member assigned to the 270-foot Coast Guard Cutter Forward, homeported here, was recently named the 2008 recipient of the American Legion Spirit of Service Award, which recognizes one member from each military service for their contributions as a volunteer. The award recipient is Petty Officer 2nd Class Jim Abels, 28, a native of Harrisburg, Pa. Abels has volunteered...