Historic Documents

Documents, including copies, reproductions and scans of documents, reports, articles, publications, etc., detailing the U.S. Coast Guard and its five predecessor agencies: the Revenue Cutter Service, the Life-Saving Service, the Lighthouse Service, the Bureau of Navigation, and the Steamboat Inspection Service from the Coast Guard Archives and Special Collections, Coast Guard, and National Archives.

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SM2 Alphonzo Barbour, USCG (Ret.)

An article about SM2 Alphonzo Barbour, USCG (Ret.), a 100-year-old African American USCG veteran who saw service in the Coast Guard after enlisting in 1924 as a stewardsmate. Article was written by then-YNCS Vince Patton, USCG. It was published in the September 1992 issue of the Commandant's Bulletin (Issue 9-92), pp. 18-20.

Photo by: MCPOCG Vince Patton, USCG (Ret.)
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