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 Stephen H. Petersen, LM, PNP



Stephen H. Petersen enlisted in the United States Coast Guard in 1960 and retired in 1982 achieving the rate of MKCM. 

He resides in Pettus, TX and is owner of Petersen's Past Pumps, specializing in the restoration of vintage gasoline pumps. 

Steve's sea duty included:  CGC Campbell, CGC Edisto, CGC Sorrel, CGC White Sumac (twice), CGC Diligence

His shore assignments were:  CGTS, Cape May, CG Group Eaton's Neck, Loran Station Catanduanes, R.P., LBS East Moriches, US Navy 2nd Class Diving School, OIC Recruiting Office Tacoma, WA and CGD13, Seattle, WA. 

Steve was assigned to Explosive Loading Detachment #4, DaNang, Republic of Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star Medal. 

Floyd "Butch" Hampton, LM:

Floyd "Butch" Hampton joined the U. S. Coast Guard in 1965, retiring in 1992 as an Aviation Machinist 1st Class. 

Butch served in USCG Squadron One on the CGC Pt. Dume and also at CGAIR Vietnam and is a Purple Heart Recipient. 

In addition he received the Combat Action Ribbon, Navy Achievement Medal with Combat "V", the Aircrew Breast Insignia and Aircrew Sleeve Distinguishing Mark.   Butch further served at CG Air Station Elizabeth City, NC.   

Michael A. Johnson, LM, Squadron Three, Vietnam:

Michael A. Johnson joined the U S. Coast Guard in 1968, at the height of the Vietnam War.  He was 3rd Class Radioman, serving at Coast Guard Radio Station, Miami, FL and Coast Guard District 7, Miami and was honorably discharged in 1972.  Mike served as Division Chief/Paramedic for the Fulton County Fire Department in Atlanta, Georgia for 25 years and resides in Newnan, GA. 

Mike with deployed with U. S. Coast Guard Squadron Three, to the Republic of Vietnam on the CGC Bibb to participate in Operation Market Time. 

Mark A. Pearson, LM:

Mark A. Pearson joined the U. S. Coast Guard in 1990 after spending six years in the US Army (1984-1990), retiring as Command Master Chief at his final duty station.  Mark was initially a Quartermaster,  serving onboard Cutters IRIS, MUSTANG, BASSWOOD and SASSAFRAS.  In 2003 he became an Operations Specialist and in 2007 was selected to be one of the first three Master Chief Intelligence Specialists in the U. S. Coast Guard 

Mark served with PATFORSWA in Operation Enduring Freedom, in Bahrain and received the Global War on Terror Expeditionary Medal.   He retired in 2018 and became a Coast Guard civilian, working for Force Readiness Command (FORCECOM). 

Joesph B. Prince, LM:

Joseph B. Prince joined the United States Coast Guard in 1989, retiring a Machinery Technician Chief Petty Officer.  His first unit as a non-rate was the Cutter Polar Sea.  After becoming an Machinery Tech he served at Group Monterey, CA Small Boat division, Small Boat Station Toledo, OH, Port Security Unit 309 in Port Clinton, OH, and the Cutters Sherman, in Alameda, CA and the Bristol Bay in Detriot, MI. 

Joe was deployed to the Persian Gulf in 2001 aboard the Cutter Sherman and to Kuwait Naval Base with PSU 309 in 2008 in support of the Global War on Terrorism.  He retired in 2017, to Arizona and is enjoying retired life.