- This event has passed.
The Coast Guard in Vietnam with Captain Greg Ketchen
October 4, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Captain Greg Ketchen US Coast Guard (retired, pictured at right) will discuss the little known history of the Coast Guards role in the conflict. He will recount many stories of personal bravery and the Coast Guards mission.
Greg Ketchen is a retired U.S. Coast Guard Captain living on Cape Cod He is a volunteer at the Coast Guard Heritage Museum located in Barnstable’s Old Customs House and currently serves as its president. Before moving to the Cape ten years ago, Greg’s career included providing support to Massachusetts’ commercial ports as a development consultant, heading operations at the New England Aquarium, and filling a wide variety Coast Guard jobs. These included performing duties as the head of the service’s Search and Rescue policies, completing an assignment as deputy commander and chief oceanographer for the International Ice Patrol, serving on the faculty at the Coast Guard Academy, and commanding Group Boston and a NATO station in Italy. He has completed graduate studies in both Physical Oceanography and Business Administration.
The lectures begin at 6:00pm at the museum located 1346 Bluff Street, Muskegon, Michigan. If you are unable to attend in person, please contact Teresa Folkmier at [email protected] for the zoom link. The cost for attendance is $5.00 and of course, members are always free.