Thursday, February 2, 2012
United States Coast Guard Ensign - Flag, USCG Station Grays Harbor 1984 - 1986
While going through my old "sea chest", of my old service things, I found this flag tucked into the bottom layers of my USCG uniforms. This flag is an original United States Coast Guard Ensign. This flag flew from the flag pole in the front of USCG Station Grays Harbor while I was stationed there from 1984 - 1986.
As you can see from the condition of the flag, the weather at Grays Harbor really takes a toll on flags! This flag will give you a real glimpse of what a field station's flag often looks like.......... not necessarily bright and shinny like you would think!
Here are two excellent links to information pages. One on USCG Station Grays Harbor and one about the USCG Ensigns:
And here are the photos of the original USCG Station Grays Harbor ensign: