A Guiding Light

    By Petty Officer 2nd Class David R. Marin – As a young boy, John White recalled seeing signs above water fountains in Charlotte, North Carolina, separating their usage by ‘whites’ and ‘colored’. He doesn’t remember any Caucasian children […]


Painting depicting a famous rescue by members of the Pea Island Lifesaving Station.

Coast Guard honors historic Pea Island surfman during ceremony in NC

Story and photos by Lt. Todd Porter Benjamin Bowser Jr. was honored at his gravesite in Jarvisburg, N.C., June 11th. He was a surfman with the Pea Island Life-Saving Station, historically known as the only all-African American manned surf station, from […]