On Thursday, July 25 at 2:00 pm, 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 1790Navy officer with wift
  • 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 US 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. Carl has resided in Connestee Falls since 2009, with recent service on its Board of Directors. Join us at the Veterans History Museum of the Carolinas at 21 East Main Street in Brevard (beside the courthouse) for this interesting hour on July 25 at 2:00 pm. Admission to the museum free. It’s open Wednesday – Saturday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, and Sunday from 1:00 to 4:00 pm.