Russell Drumm, The Barque of Saviors: Eagle’s Passage from the Nazi Navy to the U. S. Coast Guard
Robert Frump, Until the Sea Shall Free Them: Life, Death and Survival in the Merchant Marine.
Best Book on Lighthouses/Aids to Navigation: Cheryl Anne Finnerty, Lighthouses of Boston Harbor, Past and Present.
Heritage Awards: Wayne C. Wheeler for creating the U.S. Lighthouse Society, and Sloan Wilson for his books on CG activities in WW II.
Special Medal Award to MCPO Vince Patton for his strong support of the Foundation during his tour as MCPOCG.
Initiated efforts to improve public access to the Coast Guard Museum/NW, which has been greatly restricted due to increased waterfront security.
The Foundation, led by VADM H. B. Thorsen and RADM R. L. Johanson, sponsored a pylon at Kitty Hawk, NC, to commemorate a Century of Flight and helped raise the $60,000 needed. This pylon is the only one to fully recognize one of our armed forces.
Contributed to the dedication of the new Kings Point Station in honor of the only Coast Guardsman lost in the events of 9/11/01.
Preserved the oral history of perhaps the oldest living Lighthouse Keeper mere weeks before his passing.
Started accepting charge cards instead of only checks “written with a quill.??”
Published three editions of The Cutter, FCGH’s magazine.