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Minding the Helm: An Unlikely Career in the US Coast Guard

Wednesday, July 17, 2019, 9:00 PM - 10:00 PM

As a boy growing up in New York City, Kevin P. Gilheany had two dreams: to join the Coast
Guard, and to play the bagpipes. But by the time he finished high school he was
overweight, had a drinking problem, and couldn’t swim. Undeterred by the doubts of the
folks at home, he decided to enlist in the Coast Guard anyway.

Join Gilheany, a retired US Coast Guard chief warrant officer, as he shares a memoir of determination to fulfill those childhood dreams, and eventually establishing a lasting legacy of his own as founder of the US Coast Guard Pipe Band.

The lecture will be held in the Huntington room. Reserving a seat is suggested as seating is limited.

Cost: FREE with $1 Museum admission
Phone: (757) 596-2222
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Newport News, VA 23606

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