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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...

February 25, 2019

     Off and on, heavy winds would rock the ship and the tug Richard Foss would assist, holding her in place until winds died.  The divers would work in icy, cold conditions while those in the engine room would still work in oily, greasy, cold, and filth...

February 15, 2019

Perhaps the most interesting background of any who served on board the CGC Jarvis would belong to Ross Bell during the Vietnam War.  Over 8000 Coast Guardsmen would serve in Vietnam from 1965 to 1975, serving in a variety of maritime roles, but most notably in patrolli...

On May 3, 1972, the CGC Jarvis arrived and moored at the Coast Guard Base on Sand Island located across the harbor from the city of Honolulu.  After several months away from home, many of the crew were anxious to be in Honolulu with their friends and families. Those wi...

February 2, 2019

The Atlantic


Crossing the Atlantic on the merchant mariner vessel William B. Rogers always made Chief Mate Frederick Wooley nervous.  Despite the heavy losses sustained by the German U-boats in 1944, many still plagued the waters, looking for any merchant vessels of...

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