CWO Oliver T. Henry, USCG (Ret.)

A photo of CWO Oliver Henry


Chief Warrant Officer Oliver T. Henry, USCG, "who through his relentless pursuit to serve the Coast Guard as a skilled petty officer on board the CGC Northland during World War Two, successfully moved from the wardroom as a steward to the engine-room as a motor-machinist's mate."  [Quoted from "A Call to Serve", a pamphlet published for the U.S. Coast Guard's Anniversary Worship Service on 8 August 1999].  CWO Henry was one of the first African-Americans in the Coast Guard to successfully transfer to a line rating from that of stewardsmate and did so well before the full integration of the Armed Forces.


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