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Division 3 What's New!

Congratulations to our incoming elected officers

At our October Division 3 Board and Staff meeting, the 2024 elections were held and the results are in! Our new Division Commander-elect is Elissa Pepin of flotilla 03-08, and our new Vice Division Commander-elect is Brian Shaw of flotilla 03-07. Please congratulate them and wish them luck for a safe and productive boating season of 2024.  

At District elections in September, Justin Wright was elected as DCAPT for Sector Boston. Justin is the current Division Commander of Division 3, and has had an outstanding career in the Auxiliary to date, including taking on the process of scheduling online meetings and trainings for the District. 

During a ceremony at the October 2nd Flotilla 3-7 meeting, District Commodore John Hume attached DCAPT shoulder boards on Justin in a traditional ceremony known as frocking, while DCOS Glen Gayton read the oath. We wish Justin luck as he takes on this next level of leadership. 

 

Welcome to new boat crew members of Division 3!

Member Training officer, COMO Bernstein, has recently completed the latest boat crew session. While this session has taken longer, due to Covid and facility availability, we are now happy to present newly qualified boat crew who are anxious to get out on the water on patrol, and assist Station Merrimack River with training. The pictures below were taken during swim testing at the home of DCDR Wright in Ipswich, MA. Looks like fun, huh? Boat crew training is a big commitment of time, so if you see these guys, make sure to congratulate them. 

(Pictured in order below: Brian Shaw FL 3-7, Scott Goodwin FL 3-7, Will Schmidt FL 3-8, Jim Jacobs FL 3-8, Mike Talbot FL 3-8, Scott Goodwin and Mike Talbot)

 

 

Division 3 Adopt-a-Cutter: Coast Guard Cutter Warren Deyampert (WPC-1151)

Coast Guard Cutter Warren Deyampert (WPC-1151) will be commissioned on March 30th, 2023, at Base Boston. Commanding officer, Chief Warrent Officer Lance DeFoggi, and his crew arrived on 17 February, 2023. A commissioning ceremony is planned for 30 March, 2023 at Base Boston. Division 3 has adopted the Deyampert, and are forming relationships with the commanding officer and his staff. Our mission is to assist both the crew members, and their families, in settling in to their new lives in the Boston area. Below is some background on the man the cutter is named in honor of. The story of the heroism of Warren Deyamert is very inspiring. 

"Born in Alabama, the cutter’s namesake joined the Coast Guard, and served aboard the USCGC Escanaba, beginning in August, 1941. Although his time of enlistment was limited to serving in a food service rating, Deyampert also served as one of the cutter’s three rescue swimmers.
On June 13, 1943, the Escanaba sank, following an explosion onboard that was believed to be from a torpedo attack. All but two crewmembers were killed in the explosion. Deyampert was posthumously awarded the Navy & Marine Corps Medal and Purple Heart Medal for his heroic rescue of the Dorchester crew.”


Following a torpedo attack on the U.S. Army transport ship Dorchester on Feb. 3, 1943, Deyampert swam in absolute darkness to rescue survivors in the freezing waters of the North Atlantic. His efforts directly affected the rescue of 100 crewmembers, many of whom were hypothermic and unable to swim.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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