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African-Americals in Coast Guard History

A Historical Chronology


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  • James W. Parks `ecame the first Africal-American Gunner's Mate in the Coast Guard when he made GM3c on 16 April 1949.  He became the first Coast Guard Adrican-American Chief Gunner's Mate when he was advanced to GMC on 1 November 1956 and the first Senior Chief Gunner's Mate on 1 April 1965.  He retired from the Coast Guard after twenty years honorable service in 1967. 9 Click here for a photo of his retirement ceremony.

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    1980: 

    Coast Guard Academy Athletic Director Otto Graham appointed Hallie Gregory, the Academy's assistant track and basketball coach, as the Academy's head track coach, making Gregory the first African-American head coach in the history of the Academy.

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