Famous Coast Guardsmen and

Famous Merchant Marines

 

This list is comprised of people whose main fame comes from their life OUTSIDE their military service,
and should not be confused with "Noteworthy Coast Guardsmen" or "Noteworthy Merchant Marines",
althou
gh the two are not mutually exclusive.


USCGA Monument This was mounted on the bow
of the Barque "Eagle" which was used for sail training
at the USCGA.
Memorial to ships and crews lost at Pearl Harbor
Sailboats docked and ready for classes
United States Coast Guard Academy - New London, CT
These images courtesy of Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 06/22/04
Thanks, Joe - and thanks for your gentle insistence that I create this page!

On further thought, perhaps you might consider adding "U.S. Merchant Marine" as a subtitle to this page.
Of course, the USMM can be ordered into service with the Coast Guard and/or Navy during mobilization and maybe that fits the definition.
In peacetime, they are considered partners. Just a little recognition to the USMM. Their academy is located at Kings Bay, New York.

Semper Paratus, Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 06/23/04




U.S. MERCHANT MARINES


http://www.cga.edu/

http://www.grunts.net/uscg/war.html

http://www.uscg.mil/uscg.shtm
 

http://www.usmma.edu/

http://www.usmm.org/

http://www3.tenforward.com/bud/

   

PHOTO

NAME

BIRTH

DEATH

OTHER CLAIM TO FAME

         
  Nick Adams

(Nicholas Aloysius Adamschock)

10 July 1931
Nanticoke, PA
07 Feb 1968
Beverly Hills, CA
* Actor
* Writer

http://crimemagazine.com/03/
nickadams,0815.htm

 
  Lee Bonnell

(Everett Leroy Bonnell)

24 Nov 1918
Royal Center, IN
12 May 1986
Santa Monica, CA

(heart attack)

* Actor
 
  Beau Bridges

(Lloyd Vernet Bridges, III)

09 Dec 1941
Hollywood
Living * Actor
* Director
* Producer

http://agency.moonfruit.com/
beaubridges

 
  Sid Caesar

(Isaac Sidney Caesar)

08 Sep 1922
Yonkers, NY
Living * Comedian
* Actor
* Production Manager
* Composer
* Writer
 
  Johnny Canepa

(John Columbus Canepa)

02 Jan 1941
Cincinnati, OH
18 Apr 1998
Key Biscayne, FL
* Newport News High School, Class of 1960
* Life Guard
*
Officer with Matson, Commodore,
and Cunard Cruise Lines
* Commodity Broker
* Home Contractor.

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/
memoriam60.html
 

 
  Gower Champion

(Gower Carlyle Champion)

22 June 1919
Geneva, IL
25 Aug 1980
New York City, NY

(a rare blood cancer)

* Dancer
* Actor
* Choreographer
* Director
* Producer
 
  Jack Dempsey

(William Harrison Dempsey)

24 June 1895
Manassa, CO
31 May 1983
New York City, NY
* Actor
* Writer
 
Buddy Ebsen

(Christian Rudolph Ebsen, Jr.)

02 Apr 1908
Belleville, IL
06 July 2003
Torrance, CA

(complications from pneumonia)

* Dancer
* Actor
* Writer
* Producer
* Composer
* Artist
* Author
* Father of Eight

http://www.buddyebsen.com/ 

http://www.unclejedcountry.com/

 
  Ivan Goldberg

(Ivan Baer Goldberg)

1938 Living * Newport News High School, Class of 1957
 
  Alan Hale, Jr.

(Alan Hale MacKahan, Jr.)

08 Mar 1921
Los Angeles, CA
02 Jan 1990
Los Angeles, CA

(respiratory failure due to cancer)

* Actor
 
Alex Haley

(Alexander Murray Palmer Haley)

11 Aug 1921
Ithaca, NY
11 Aug 1992
Seattle, WA

(cardiac arrest following a heart attack)

* Author
* Producer

http://www.kirjasto.sci.fi/ahaley.htm

http://www.kintehaley.org/

http://www.gale.com/free_resources
/bhm/bio/haley_a.htm

http://www.uscg.mil/pacarea/haley/

 
Robert Horton

(Meade Howard Horton, Jr.)

29 July 1924
Los Angeles, CA
Living * Actor
 
  Tab Hunter

(Arthur Andrew Kelm)

NOTE: Last name was changed when he was young. His parents divorced and his mother took back her maiden name and changed her children's last name to Gelien

11 July 1931
New York City, NY
Living * Actor
* Writer
* Producer
 
  Jacob A. Lawrence

(Jacob Armstead Lawrence)

17 Sep 1917
Atlantic City, NJ
19 June 2000
Seattle, WA
* Artist
 
February 1930
S.S. American Legion
Cadet Linkletter at the Helm
Art Linkletter

(Arthur Gordon Kelly)

17 July 1912
Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada
Living * Actor
* Producer
 
Victor Mature

(Victor John Mature )

29 Jan 1913
Louisville, KY
04 Aug 1999
Rancho Santa Fe, CA

 (leukemia)

* Actor
* Producer
 
  Richard Quine

(Richard Harding Quine)

12 Nov 1920
Detroit, MI
10 June 1989
Los Angeles, CA
* Director
* Actor
* Writer
* Producer
* Composer
 

Cesar Romero

(Cesar Julio Romero Jr.)

15 Feb 1907
New York City, NY

01 Jan 1994
Santa Monica, CA

(bronchitis and pneumonia)

* Actor

 http://www.geocities.com/Hollywood
/Hills/7537/joker.htm

 
  Robert Stevens

(Robert F. Stevens)

23 Apr 1934
 
(NOTE: Still searching as this one is a puzzle.  I have seen his birth and death all over the chart.  If he died 2 February 1998 then the correct info is...)
    b. 23 April 1934
    d. 2 February 1998
Davison, MI
02 Feb 1998
Davison, MI

(pneumonia)
* Director
* Producer
 

Hunter Todd

 (James Hunter Todd)

1938 Living

* Newport News High School, Class of 1957
* Captain, U.S. Coast Guard
* Sailing Master
* U.S. Merchant Marine
* Producer
* Director
* Writer
* Cameraman
* 1961 - Founder of International Film Society (WorldFest)
* Member of the International Jury: Cork (Ireland) International Film Festival, Teheran (Iran) International Film Festival, Tempere *Finland) International Film Festival, Krakow (Poland) International Film Festival, Varna (Bulgaria) Intenational Film Festival, and Sitges (Spain) International Film Festival
* Member, Bilbao Spain) International Film Festival and LaRochelle (France) International Film Festival

http://www.worldfest.org/

 http://www.worldfest.org/mainframe.htm

 
  Patrick Wayne

(Patrick John Morrison)

15 July 1939
Los Angeles, CA
Living * Actor
 
Rudy Vallee

(Hubert Prior Vallée)
 

28 July 1901
Island Pond, VT
03 July 1986
North Hollywood, CA
* Singer
* Actor
* Composer
* Producer
 
Quentin R. Walsh

(Quentin Robert Walsh)

02 Feb 1910
Providence, RI
18 May 2000
Denton, MD
* High School Science Teacher
* Maryland Probation
and Parole Officer

http://www.uscg.mil/hq/g-cp/history/BIO_Quentin_Walsh.html

 
  Gig Young

(Bryon Elsworth Barr)

04 Nov 1913
St. Cloud, MN
19 Oct 1978
New York City, NY
* Actor

 

 



Semper Paratus (Always Ready)
Words and Music
by Captain Francis Saltus Van Boskerck, USCG
Words and Music Copyright by Sam Fox Publishing Co, Inc.
Current Version

Verse


From North and South and East and West,
The Coast Guard's in the fight.
Destroying subs and landing troops,
The Axis feels our might.
For we're the first invaders,
On every fighting field.
Afloat, ashore, on men and Spars,
You'll find the Coast Guard shield.

Chorus


We're always ready for the call,
We place our trust in Thee.
Through howling gale and shot and shell,
To win our victory.
"Semper Paratus" is our guide,
Our pledge, our motto, too.
We're "Always Ready," do or die!
Aye! Coast Guard, we fight for you
Versions & Changes
The original words and music were written by Captain Francis S. Van Boskerck, USCG in 1927.
The first line of each chorus was changed in 1969.


1st Verse (original, 1927 version)


From Aztec shore to Arctic zone,
To Europe and Far East.
The Flag is carried by our ships,
In times of war and peace.
And never have we struck it yet,
In spite of foe-men's might,
Who cheered our crews and cheered again,
For showing how to fight.

2nd Verse (original, 1927 version)


SURVEYOR and NARCISSUS,
The EAGLE and DISPATCH,
The HUDSON and the TAMPA
The names are hard to match;
From Barrow's shores to Paraguay,
Great Lakes or ocean's wave,
The Coast Guard fought through storms and winds
To punish or to save.

3rd Verse (original, 1927 version)


Aye, we've been "Always Ready"
To do, to fight, or die
Write glory to the shield we wear
In letters to the sky.
To sink the foe or save the maimed
Our mission and our pride
We'll carry on 'til Kingdom Come
Ideals for which we've died.
The current verse, and a second chorus, were written by Homer Smith, 3rd Naval District Coast Guard quartet, Chief Cole, others and LT Walton Butterfield USCGR in 1943.

1st chorus (original, 1927 version)

So here's the Coast Guard marching song,
We sing on land or sea.
Through surf and storm and howling gale,
High shall our purpose be.
"Semper Paratus" is our guide,
Our fame, our glory too.
To fight to save or fight to die,
Aye! Coast Guard, we are for you!

2nd chorus (added 1943)

So here's the Coast Guard battle song,
We fight on land or sea.
Through howling gale and shot and shell,
To win our victory.
"Semper Paratus" is our guide,
Our pledge, our motto too.
We're "Always Ready" do or die!
Aye! Coast Guard we are for you!

1st chorus (1969 change to 1927 original 1st chorus)

We're always ready for the call,
We place our trust in Thee.
Through surf and storm and howling gale,
High shall our purpose be.
"Semper Paratus" is our guide,
Our fame, our glory too.
To fight to save or fight to die,
Aye! Coast Guard, we are for you!

2nd chorus (1969 change to 1943 2nd chorus)

We're always ready for the call,
We place our trust in Thee.
Through howling gale and shot and shell,
To win our victory.
"Semper Paratus" is our guide,
Our pledge, our motto too.
We're "Always Ready" do or die!
Aye! Coast Guard we are for you!
 
Courtesy of http://www.uscg.mil/sounds/sempara.html - 06/23/04


Coast Guard Ensign and Merchant Marine flag images courtesy of Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 06/22/04 and 06/23/04
Thanks, Joe!

Coast Guard Stripe clip art and Images of Alex Haley courtesy of http://www.uscg.mil/hq/g-cp/history/HaleyBio.html - 06/23/04

Images of Jack Dempsey, Buddy Ebsen, Victor Mature, Cesar Romero, and Rudy Vallee courtesy of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 06/03/03 and 06/23/04
Thanks, Dave!

Image of Quentin R. Walsh courtesy of http://www.uscg.mil/hq/g-cp/history/BIO_Quentin_Walsh.html - 06/23/04

"Semper Paratus" midi courtesy of http://members.tripod.com/~Son_Struck/pmm.html - 06/23/04



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07/22/01