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Coast Guard Vet To Present Free Program 'Coast Guard Rescues, Heroes, And History'


July 18, 2019

At 2 p.m., Thursday, July 25, retired Coast Guard Commander Carl Burkhart will present the free program: “Coast Guard Rescues, Heroes, and History” at the Veterans History Museum of the Carolinas.

The PowerPoint presentation and talk will cover:

•The development of the Coast Guard from its origins in 1790.

•Significant events in the service’s history.

•The stories of notable rescues.

•The Coast Guard’s wartime service.

•Heroes of the Coast Guard.

•Current missions, vessels and aircraft.

•A few sea stories.

Burkhart is a 1962 graduate of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. He served on active duty for 20 years, including assignments as deck watch officer, engineering watch officer and facilities engineer. In addition to the Academy, he holds degrees from the University of Illinois and Northeastern University. Burkhart has resided in Connestee Falls since 2009, with recent service on its Board of Directors.

The Veterans History Museum of the Carolinas is at 21 E. Main St. in Brevard (beside the courthouse). Admission to the museum is free. It’s open Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Visit or call (828) 884-2141 for more information, to arrange a group tour or to purchase an Honor Wall plaque for a veteran.


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