Tag: LT Herbert Collins

Guardians pay their respects to LT Herbert Collins

Lieutenant Herbert Collins as a surfman at the all-black life saving station at Pea Island, North Carolina during Word War II. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) Earlier today Coast Guard leaders paid their respects to a Coast Guard hero. Vice Admiral Robert J. Papp, President Obama’s nominee to be the next Commandant of the Coast Guard,

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Remembering LT Herbert Collins

Lieutenant Herbert Collins, a Coast Guard legend and the last surviving member of the all-black Pea Island life saving station succumbed to cancer on Sunday evening. Lieutenant Herbert Collins as a surfman at the all-black life saving station at Pea Island, North Carolina during Word War II. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) Born in 1921, Collins

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