Aug 28, 2014
MAST STEPPING: Prospective commanding officer for Bertholf (WMSL 750), Capt. Patrick Stadt (USCG), sealed a box with coins into the mast of the first-of-class National Security Cutter. The coins represent accomplishments of Coast Guard founder Commodore Ellsworth Price Bertholf, the U.S. Coast Guard and Northrop Grumman Ship Systems employees. Sealing the box in its place is welder Ronald "Eggman" Jones.