Approximately 600 Coast Guard burials are counted at Barancas National Cemetery. Several are SEBAGO shipmates. If you plan to visit during the reunion weekend this list may help you locate a friend who "will sail no more together."
It's not often that a crew is able to read what a CO thinks of them and their work. While in Vietnam, Capt Dudley Goodwin Jr wrote a monthly newsletter that allowed just that.
Click HERE to read "Newsletter Six" from Vietnam.
Nine shipmates of the VietNam cruise are in this photo - at least five are planning to attend the reunion. After 46 years that's not a bad count. Pick up your phone, dial an old shipmate and urge him to attend this reunion and marker dedication. You will remember this weekend for a long time.
Click on the image to see at full size and to look back through the Dean Kratchmer album.
August 5, 2015 - WEBY AM talk show host Mike Bates is a Coast Guard brat and frequently brings Coast Guard topics to the public for discussion. Yesterday afternoon our shipmate Dean Kratchmer was part of the show talking about SEBAGO, VietNam, and the story of Point Welcome.
It's a 30 minutes podcast and you can download and listen by clicking HERE. Thanks for giving us a plug, Dean!