Frank Hynds

. . Francis “Frank” Hynds was born in The Bronx, New York City. By his own admission, Frank wasn’t a very good student but he was smart enough to know that joining the Coast Guard in the 1950s would be a good job for a kid looking for his start in

George Herwig

. . George Herwig George Herwig joined the Coast Guard in 1942 because the recruiting line was shortest.  He served on a supply ship serving in both the Atlantic and Pacific.  “We were in the Coast Guard, assigned to a Navy ship, and serving under the Army.  The result was,

George Coppola

. . George Coppola missing image George Copploa volunteered for the Coast Guard in June 1967, never dreaming he’d be sent to Vietnam.  After boot camp, he boarded the US Coast Guard Cutter Campbell (WHEC-32) and was part of the Deck Force responsible for maintenance and other duties including manning

Ernie Clayton

. . Ernie Clayton missing image Ernie Clayton was born in Bollinger County, Missouri and grew up in Fredericktown, Missouri.  During the Great Depression he joined the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) at a young age to help support his mother.  He entered the Coast Guard twenty days after the bombing