Coast Guard

Combat Veterans Association

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Gary Sherman

Coast Guard Combat Veterans Association
National Secretary/Treasurer



Gary Sherman is a former U. S. Coast Guard Storekeeper from 1969 to 1973. He was elected to his second term as the association's secretary-treasurer at the 2011 convention at Herndon, Virginia.

In 1970, His first assignment following graduation from Storekeeper School was to the USCGC CASTLE ROCK (WHEC 383). Sailed with the Castle Rock in a 1971 SQUADRON THREE deployment and remained on board until the turnover of Castle Rock to the South Vietnamese Navy on December 21, 1971.

Gary claims three reasons for joining the Coast Guard.
1. To get the GI Bill for college.
2. To get stationed close to home on Lake Erie.
3. To stay the "hell out of Vietnam".

Well, one out of three isn't too bad. Since his Coast Guard Service, Gary has earned a BA in Business Administration (Accounting) from Capital University at Columbus, Ohio in 1977 and finished post-graduate work and in 1982 earned a MBA also from Capital University. He as been self-employed for the past twenty-three years as the Principal Agent and registered representative for the Nationwide and Affiliate Companies.