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Book Signing: Kevin Gilheany

July 20

Minding the Helm – An Unlikely Career in the U.S. Coast Guard is Kevin Gilheany’s story of his 20-year career in the U.S. Coast Guard. He describes himself as “a determined kid who couldn’t swim but ended up founding the U.S. Coast Guard Pipe Band.”

He set a goal for himself to get command of his own patrol boat, and along the way he was involved in capturing drug smugglers, rescuing hundreds of Haitian migrants at sea, recovering Space Shuttle Challenger debris, surviving
a “hooligan navy” experience on a Coast Guard workboat, coordinating search and rescue during the famed “Perfect Storm,” and leading armed boardings of ships following the terrorist attacks of 9/11.