Jersey post sends Coast Guardsmen home for holidays

Thanks to Jim Fleischmann efforts on behalf of the Coast Guard project and all who supported his effort and contributed.


December 17, 2014

Post 331 in Stone Harbor raises funds to send two Coast Guardsmen from Training Center Cape May home to spend holidays with their families

Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class Cameron Hutchens and his wife, Rebekah, receive their tickets and travel itinerary from Legionnaire Jim Fleischmann for their fully paid trip home for the holidays. (U.S. Coast Guard Photo by Chief Warrant Officer John Edwards)

Legionnaire James Fleischmann remembers what it was like to serve in the Air Force and not have much in the way of expendable income. And he remembers what it was like to be away from family over the holidays during service.

So Fleischmann – a member of Stephen Ludlam American Legion Post 331 in Stone Harbor, N.J. – went to his post with the idea to send a Coast Guardsmen stationed at nearby Training Station Cape May home for the holidays to see either mom or grandma. As a result, Petty Officer 3rd Class Cameron Hutchens and Seaman Betty Siscoe will be heading home soon, all expenses paid.

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