When you think of the Coast Guard, these days it's usually rescues at sea. But there are times they truly are our guardians.
Men who served on the Coast Guard cutter Campbell during World War II got together at the Marriott Riverfront in Savannah for a reunion last night. They caught up on their lives and families, and of course traded war stories.
They talked of when the Campbell patrolled the North Atlantic for German U boats, and found them.
"U-606 patrolling the Atlantic and harassing our ships, Campbell took aim but the sub turned into the ship," recalled Capt. Gordon Bell (ret.). "The ship rammed it and shot it at the same time, sinking it."
Aboard the Campbell that day was an unusual Coast Guard petty officer, Sinbad. The crew adopted the pup in 1938, and Sinbad served on the ship for 11 years, seeing action in the North Atlantic and Mediterranean. In the process, he world famous through articles in Life magazine and dozens more, plus a book.
Sinbad retired to Coast Guard lighthouse duty after World War II.
Reported by: Mike Manhatton, firstname.lastname@example.org
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