Friday, November 04, 2005

A close call.

Let's all say a collective "Thanks" to everyone involved in the rescue of a friend of mine Thursday night. It sounds like everyone made it off ok, thanks to another stellar effort by our United States Coast Guard.

Unfortunately, it looks like he's going to lose his boat, but thank God (and that's saying a lot for me) that he came home to his wife and kids and I'm very happy for that.

Back to the Coasties for a minute...

These guys get overlooked all the time when people speak of the military, but they are as vital a cog in the defense of this country as any branch.

Yes, a few of them are "Ohio Hero's" and they do have their moments (like the time they had to throw me a line from 20 feet away and it took them 13 tries) , but those bastards sure can fly a chopper and they look awfully good doing it.

Trust me, I've seen it first hand.

- Cod

4 Comments:

At 11:02 AM, Blogger Sarita said...

Professionals like your friend aside, I bet that the Coast Guard has to save a disproportional number of dumbasses, who get lost/ in trouble/ drunk/ naked/ and need the Coast Guard to save their sorry selves.

 
At 4:57 PM, Blogger The Cod God said...

A perceptive comment, grasshopper...


It happens all the time. Then they can't figure out why everyone gets pissed when they have to risk their lives and their boats to go get them.

 
At 10:04 PM, Blogger B-Face said...

That's Joe King's brother. Really nice guy (Geordie, that is).

I'm glad he's ok.

Good dude.

 
At 11:02 PM, Blogger Erin Nicole said...

good to hear that your friend is ok. hopefully he'll be able to get back on his feet soon with a new boat. must have been horrible for his family waiting through the worry.

 

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