Born in New Orleans Louisiana and active as a boater since my preteen years. Retired from a 40 year forestry career. Moved to South Carolina in 2009 in order to be near my oldest daughter and two grandsons. Joined the squadron in approximately 2013. Have served on the bridge as AO, XO and commander. Married to my wife Pam since 1970.

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PFD Saves Another Life

Even in this era of safety regulations touching every aspect of modern life, no one should ever take water safety for granted…even on a unitized, self-contained vessel such as a Personal Watercraft (PWC). A recent event proves this and underscores the life-saving wisdom of wearing PFD’s and knowing how to swim. Chris Wilkins’ son had…