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Tango0129 May 2017 9:51 p.m. PST

"Frank Hamilton Newcomb would go on to lead the USRC Hudson while saving the USS Winslow. He was a seaman through and through and had a very strong sense of moral duty. He served in the American Civil War, and later the US Revenue Cutter Service even establishing the first all African American life-saving station. His sense of duty and morality can serve as an example to us all.Born in Boston in 1846 to a sailing family, Newcomb was destined for a life at sea. His father had first commanded a ship at 20 years old, and at 16 years old Frank served under him. But as the young man was getting his sea legs, the American Civil War was raging, and he knew he had to serve. He applied for, and received, a position as a Master's Mate in the United States Navy in 1863, at only 17 years old…"
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