PORT ARTHUR —
The tragedy of the bombing of the World Trade Building on Sept. 11 struck different people in different ways.
“After 9/11, I searched the Internet for something I could do for my country. I found the auxiliary,” says native Southeast Texan Alvin Adams. “I told myself this is it!”
The auxiliary is the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, the Coast Guard’s volunteer civilian force, which Adams, a former Navy man, now serves as a flotilla commander. In that capacity he works to promote boater safety through education, inspect recreational boats, issue boat operator licenses, and work cooperatively with the local Coast Guard stations of Port Arthur and Sabine Pass.
Most recently he was one of the main speakers at the 26th annual Maritime Memorial Service at the Seamen’s Memorial Sundial May 25, at which the Coast Guard Auxiliary was the chosen honoree.
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