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November 11, 2019

At 3:30 am, the line-throwing gun from the Jarvis was brought out with the Koyo Maru maneuvering for the exchange of the towing line.  With the rough seas, members of the Jarvis, and probably the Koyo Maru as well, understood that this would be an extremely difficult s...

October 26, 2019

     Air assets contributing throughout this period consisted of Coast Guard helicopters and C-130 aircraft from the air stations at Barbers Point; Hawaii; Kodiak; and San Francisco.  Other military assets included a Navy P-3 aircraft from Kodiak and an Air Force helic...

August 21, 2019

     While the Jarvis waited for Coast Guard assistance to arrive, personnel in the engine room were still attempting to stop the flooding.  Diver Large continued to dive in an attempt to plug the hole and keep the hoses free from obstruction, Seaman Joel Cortez assist...

August 4, 2019

The adventure continues.  The final phase of editing on my part has been completed, a big 'thank you' to retired Captain Terry Grant for his great work.  Tomorrow, Hellgate Press takes over on their phase of editing.  I am hopeful that the book will be published by Dec...

July 8, 2019

Hellgate Press from Ashland, Oregon has agreed to be the publisher of the book "All Present and Accounted For."  Previously, they had published "Coast Guard Action in Vietnam" by Paul Scotti.  Book release shall be in mid to late November 2019.  

June 6, 2019

Editing of the book is now completed; we are awaiting the final word from the prospective publisher.


April 9, 2019

Captain Harry E. Choate Budd served as commanding officer of the CGC Jarvis from 1985 to 1987.

He was a 1964 graduate of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. During his 23 plus years service he served on five Coast Guard cutters: (Redwood, Mariposa - XO, Acushnet - XO, Storis...

March 27, 2019

Several prior Jarvis crewmembers who worked for Captain Hagstrom mentioned that he ‘was the saltiest sailor’ they had ever met.  But what does that mean?  Former Jarvis crewmember Eric Mills tells a great story about ‘Axel Jack:'

“Axel Jack Hagstrom was well respec...

March 16, 2019

     Before departing from Baltimore, the command asked the crew that, due to some extra time, there was a possibility of a layover in one of the Caribbean islands that lay on the course to the canal.  The resulting vote from the men revealed Aruba as the island most w...

March 12, 2019

     Axel Jack Hagstrom was born in Iron Mountain, Michigan and enlisted into the Coast Guard in October of 1946.  He served as an enlisted man during the Korean War, entering the Coast Guard Officer Candidate School (OCS) in 1956.  Once completed, he was served a comm...

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