Coast Guard Warriors
Updated July 25, 2005
|William R. Wells, II
258 Meadowlake Drive
Martinez, GA 30907
See published works below.
|EDUCATION:|| 1986-1989 Bachelor of Arts (History), Augusta
College, Augusta, GA.
1989-1990 Masters of Education (Secondary Education, Social Sciences), Augusta College
|Some History.||The U. S. Coast Guard is the nation's longest serving naval service. Beginning federal service in 1790, it has served as a military force in nearly every conflict in which the United States has participated. Although largely overlooked by military and naval historians, the Coast Guard continues to contribute to the national defence. The Coast Guard is also legislatively charged with civil law enforcement, regulatory, and humanitarian duties. Even though its naval character is its most consistent factor, its ancillary missions of regulatory enforcement and life-saving receives, and continues to receive, larger notoriety and acclaim. For this reason the Coast Guard's law enforcement, humanitarian and regulatory roles will not be a part of this homepage. These are amply represented in other sources.|
|Purpose.||The purpose of this page is to put faces and scenes with the Coast Guard's involvement in all its wars and conflicts. Placing a human identity to these combat and combat support operations will make these events a greater part of the historical record.|
|Contributing Images and Information.||This is an ever beginning project, therefore, I ask all Coast Guard veterans to contribute their photographs and stories for placement on this homepage. I anticipate, and hope, that many will contribute items for this page. When emailing scanned photographs, unit patches, or other items please send individual images using .jpg or .gif format and of about 1500 pixels in size. This size will make for better presentation editing of the images. If sending by CD-ROM, please make individual scans of about 1500 pixels and at least 300 dpi in TIF format. If scanning facilities are not available just mail the photos or slides to me and I'll mail them back.|
Published Works on U. S. Revenue Cutter Service and Coast Guard topics.
Semper Paratus: The Meaning (n. p. 2006)
“Pluck and Dash”: The Revenue Cutter Morrill's Inland Passage.(n. p. 2001)
RE-Figuring the Figs (FFGs) -- for the Coast Guard. (n. p. 1998)
Five Faces of Training Development Distortion as Applied to Small Arms Training in the United States Coast Guard. (n. p. 1997)
Training Treasury (n. p. 1994). Old Guard Small Arms Instructors.
Is the Coast Guard Culturally Overboard? (n. p. 1994)
“A Blot Against Their Good Name.” (n. p. 2010). Pea Island Station, 1937.
The Budget Cuts. (n. p. 2010). Compares FY 2011 Coast Guard appropriations with those of the Great Depression.
"Two in the Belt" Commandant's Bulletin 25-83 (December 9,
"Initiative Creates Opportunity," Naval
History, 13:4 (July/August 1999):
46-48. Concerns Alex Haley during WWII.
"History Is Part of Semper Paratus," Proceedings, 128:8
(August 2002): 46 - 49.
"A Better View of Belle Vue," Augusta Richmond County History (Augusta, GA), Vol.42, No. 1, (Spring 2011), 12-34.
"Poor Emily: A Symbol of Myths and Legends at the Old Augusta Arsenal," Augusta Richmond County History (Augusta, GA), Vol.44, No. 1, (Spring 2013), 21-33.
Christopher T. George, Terror on the Chesapeake: The War of 1812 in the Bay (Shippensburg, Penn.: White Mane Books, 2000). The American Neptune, Vol. 61, no. 4, Fall 2001, pp.470-471
Donald T. Phillips, with James M. Loy. Character in Action: The U.S.
Coast Guard on Leadership.152 pages
"Hell-Roaring Mike's a Hero," Proceedings (USNI), 125/10, (October 1999), 14, 16.
"Sea Dog Quiz #3." Proceedings (USNI), 125/12 (December
The Case of BMCM Jon McManis: A Matter of Core Values.
Volunteer Publications: (The following were transcribed and created
to assist in the knowledge of Coast Guard and Revenue Cutter Service History. I encourage everyone
to become an electronic volunteer.) Unless otherwise indicated, the scans are digitally copyrighted.
Circular from the Treasury Department to the Commanding Officers of the
Revenue Cutters "
to Officers in the United States Revenue Cutter Service, November 1, 1841
Regulations For the Government of The Revenue Marine of the United States,