The Coast Guard is in his blood. Caleb Gaudian is a few weeks away from shipping to Coast Guard Basic Training. He won’t have much time in boot camp to ruminate on what brought him here, but his family history is rich with Coast Guard adventure.
In the 90s, nearly 10 years after his retirement, Fred Siegel launched a website for Coasties he called “Fred’s Place.” It was the early and heady days of home computing; the launch of home email accounts and dotcoms. At the time, Fred’s Place offered a rather unique connection reuniting old friends and comrades. Siegel talks about those days before the phrase “social media” had been coined. He still refers to it as “word of mouse.”