On Wednesday February 3, 2021, a VFW Post 3137 contingency of Comrades and Auxiliary boarded the USCGC James in Charleston to award the James Officers and Crew the Adopt-A-Unit program certificate. At full muster of the helo deck, Commander Rex Brown addressed the crew and presented the certificate to the Commanding Office, Captain Todd Vance and OSCS, Senior Chief Michael McCandelss.
Rex Brown, Martha Brown, Al Lowry, Dennis Hamilton, Lynn Holgate and Ed Balasia boarded the USCGC James. Commander Brown presented the ship’s crew with a certificate, in accordance with the Adopt-A-Unit program of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States. This certificate, along with assistance and support is given to the officers, noncommissioned officers, and enlisted men and women of Coast Guard Cutter James, to show concern, gratitude and admiration felt for those serving our great nation.