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The following is a list of people who served in the United States Coast Guard and have gained fame through previous or subsequent endeavors, infamy, or successes:

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John C. Acton

  • John C. Acton is a retired Rear Admiral who serves as the Director of Operations Coordination for DHS.[1] Acton formerly served as Director of the DHS Presidential Transition Team.[2][3]
  • Derroll Adams — Folk Musician
  • Nick Adams — Actor (Served 1952-1955)
  • Thad Allen — former Commandant and Incident Commander for Deep Water Horizon oil spill and Hurricane Katrina disaster recovery operations.
  • Gerald Arpino — Choreographer

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Humphrey Bogart

  • Al Barlick — Professional Baseball Umpire, National Baseball Hall of Fame Inductee (Served during World War II)
  • Edward T. Barry — American Professional Hockey Player
  • Panayiota Bertzikis — Executive Director, Military Rape Crisis Center
  • Humphrey Bogart — Actor (In 1944 Bogart volunteered his yacht Santana (as well as himself) for service with the Coast Guard Temporary Reserve)
  • Lee Bonnell — Actor (Served during World War II)[4]
  • Milton H. Bren — Producer ("Tars and Spars"), Writer, Director
  • Beau Bridges — Actor (Served from 1959 to 1967 in the Reserves)
  • Jeff Bridges — Actor (Served from 1967 to 1975 in the Reserves)
  • Lloyd Bridges — Actor (He was a member of Coast Guard Auxiliary and did a number of public service announcements for the Coast Guard)
  • Frank Brimsek — Professional Hockey Player, National Hockey Hall of Fame Inductee (Served from 1943 to 1945)
  • Aaron Brown — Broadcast journalist, Professor of Journalism at Arizona State
  • Danny Joe Brown — Original lead singer in Molly Hatchet southern rock group
  • Erroll M. Brown, the first USCG African-American admiral
  • Nathan Bruckenthal, the only Coast Guardsman killed in action in Iraq, and the first KIA since the Vietnam War
  • Daniel C. Burbank, second Coast Guard astronaut, Captain, USCG

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Walter Cronkite

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William R. Flores

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Charles Gibson

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Alex Haley

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Frank Murkowski

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Sam Nunn

  • Frank Newcomb — Commodore, USCG and Congressional Gold Medal recipient
  • Sam Nunn — former Senator (GA)

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Carlton Skinner

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Ted Turner

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Rudy Vallee

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Henry Wilcoxon

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Gig Young

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Coast Guard History

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  1. "Department of Homeland Security Leadership structure". http://www.dhs.gov/xabout/structure/gc_1157655281546.shtm. Retrieved February 24, 2010. 
  2. "Statement by Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff on the Department’s Transition Efforts". Homeland Security. November 6, 2008. http://www.dhs.gov/xnews/releases/pr_1226002818728.shtm. Retrieved February 24, 2010. 
  3. Matt Kohut, Harvard Kennedy School "A Steady Hand during a Time of Transition" December 2, 2008
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 4.7 "What celebrities or other famous persons once served in or were associated with the Coast Guard?". Coast Guard History: FAQ. U.S. Coast Guard Historian's Office. http://www.uscg.mil/history//faqs/celeb.asp. Retrieved 5 October 2013. 
  5. "Hamilton Cochran (1898-1977)". Coast Guard History: FAQ. U.S. Coast Guard Historian's Office. http://www.uscg.mil/history/faqs/Hamilton_Cochran.asp. Retrieved 5 October 2013. 
  6. Wise, Jr., James E. and Anne Collier Rehill (1997). Stars in Blue: Movie Actors in America's Sea Services. Naval Institute Press, Annapolis MD. p. 293. ISBN 1-55750-937-9. 

Source: U.S. Coast Guard

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