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Minding the helm : an unlikely career in the U.S. Coast Guard

Author: Kevin P Gilheany
Publisher: Denton, Texas : University of North Texas Press, [2019]
Series: North Texas military biography and memoir series, no. 14.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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As a boy growing up in New York City, Kevin P. Gilheany had two dreams: to join the Coast Guard, and to play the bagpipes. But by the time he finished high school he was overweight, had a drinking  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biographies
History
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(DLC) 2019002205
(OCoLC)1078894166
Named Person: Kevin P Gilheany
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kevin P Gilheany
ISBN: 9781574417562 1574417568
OCLC Number: 1102508844
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Boot camp --
402 lives saved --
A rough start --
Adventures on the high seas --
Challenger --
Airborne --
Tall ship sailor --
Hooligan navy --
Shipmates and scoundrels --
Southern belle --
Hazardous bars --
Life and death decisions --
Chief Petty officer "on leadership" --
Bagpipes, blessings and bereavement --
9/11 Operation Noble Eagle --
U.S. Coast Guard Pipe Band --
Endnotes.
Series Title: North Texas military biography and memoir series, no. 14.
Responsibility: Kevin P. Gilheany.

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This is a valuable and well-written Coast Guard memoir. Anyone interested in Coast Guard history, the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster, Pipe Bands, or Homeland Security with incoming foreign Read more...

 
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