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April 26, 2004

A reminder.

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That Coast Guardsmen are warriors too. Not that I have ever forgotten it.

Sometimes the Transportation Department, which owns the Coast Guard in times of peace, does forget.

Now comes the first Coast Guard fatal casualty of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Semper Paratus, Damage Controlman Third Class Nathan B. Bruckenthal.

Now is the time at Castle Argghhh! when we dance. In Memoriam.

Update: I'm getting old and senility is setting in. The Coast Guard now belongs to the Department of Homeland Defense. I knew that, but my typing fingers didn't (the slap upside the head from the Coastie helped!)