Posted on 6_4_2016









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​Coast Guard Arctic

Service Medal
50 Years,
Half a century !!​


Tom Hough EN3​​ Spar WLB-403
The best time of my tour of duty was on the Spar-403.  I found out the reason I was picked to go to Groton Conn. for enginemen school.   It was because the Spar needed one more engineman on the voyage. At the time I wasn't even aware of the trip, but it wasn't long before we were underway, and headed into the Atlantic Ocean, and then heading north to the Arctic Circle for a 3 month long voyage, and one that I will never forget. That is one of the reasons I started the Spar-403 website. I believe the entire crew, officers and ​the 8 civilians working with the navy, enjoyed the trip. The two storms,
​well, you can read about them in this website.  They are as vivid to me now, as they were
50 years ago!!!


Posted on 6_4_2016