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Minding the Helm: An Unlikely Career in the US Coast Guard

July 17 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Minding the Helm: An Unlikely Career in the US Coast Guard

Presented by Kevin P. Gilheany, author and founder of the US Coast Guard Pipe Band

Lecture begins at 2:00 PM

Free with $1 Museum admission


Come hear Kevin Gilheany, retired chief warrant officer in the US Coast Guard, as he shares his memoir of determination to fulfill his childhood dreams. His Coast Guard career spans the 1980s and 1990s. He set a goal for himself to get command of his own patrol boat.

Along the way, he was involved in capturing drug smugglers, rescuing hundreds of Haitian migrants at sea, recovering Space Shuttle Challenger debris, surviving a “hooligan navy” experience on a Coast Guard workboat, coordinating search and rescue during the famed “Perfect Storm,” and leading armed boardings of ships following the terrorist attacks of 9/11. Gilheany is also the founder of the USCG Pipe Band.

The lecture will be held in a Monitor classroom. Reserving a seat is suggested as seating is limited.

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Kevin Gilheany, retired chief warrant officer in the US Coast Guard,

Details

Date:
July 17
Time:
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Venue

The Mariners’ Museum
100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 United States
Phone:
(757) 596-2222
Website:
https://www.marinersmuseum.org