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, we got nothing. Everything we got, we ‘borrowed’ from other branches of service.” His ship saw a lot of action in the Pacific, the facts of which he kept entirely to himself for most of his life. Only recently has George begun to tell his story.
Listen to George share his story at the following VBC events: