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Bill Walters cited for 50 years in Coast Guard Auxiliary

Bill Walters of Cobbs Creek has been recognized for 50 years of membership, always active, in Flotilla 66 of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary.

Twice commodore, twice Auxiliarist of the Year, and completer of every course offered, long-time instructor, patroller and vessel examiner, Walters was cited at a breakfast meeting of the group held Tuesday, March 18 at the Seabreeze Restauarant, Grimstead.

According to Tom Edwards, Walters joined the flotilla exactly 50 years ago to that date, in 1964, although the number at that time was Flotilla 36. With previous boating knowledge and experience, he was soon elected Flotilla Training Officer.

Since then he has gone through the chairs of officership and appointed position many times over; gained “plank” ownership in two Coast Guard designations, including the cutter and buoy tender William Tate in 1999, and even flown air patrols over Chesapeake Bay.

He is a certified vessel operator and certified coxswain with the auxiliary and ...

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