“No one should care about the color of the hand that pulls them from a cold and violent sea”

Last Hero of Pea Island Dies…

Murdoc had never heard of this before:

The all black Pea Island Rescue Station was initially crewed by freedmen and earned a legendary reputation for courage and professionalism as they fought to save lives along the treacherous coast of North Carolinas Outer Banks.

More and links at Brickuppet’s. He’s a Coast Guard Reservist out of Newport News.