For 40 consecutive years Lois Bouton has written letters to Coast Guard men and women, earning her the nickname the Coast Guard Lady. Bouton, a native of Lake County, Ill., and current resident of Rogers, Ark., reported to boot camp Sept. 3, 1943 at the Biltmore Hotel in Palm Springs, Fla. After a month of basic training, she then spent five months in radioman school in Atlantic City, N.J., where she learned to translate Morse code.
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Coast Guard SPARs, Dorothy Kurtz (left) and Margaret Beeler, chat during a reception aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Stratton March 29, 2012. The Stratton, which was named after Dorothy Stratton, the first director of the SPARs, will be officially commissioned on March 31. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Sherri Eng. Do