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Wednesday, March 7, 2012

100 YEARS OF AIR/SEA RESCUE

A red flag hoisted over Orville and Wilbur Wright's camp on 17 December 1903, summoned the surfmen of the Kill Devil Hills Life Saving Station to the aid of the would-be inventors.  As they had done before, John T. Daniels, W. S. Dough, and A. D. Etheridge of the U. S. Life Saving Service trekked across the dunes and volunteered muscle for the conquest of flight.  A forerunner of the Coast Guard served as a midwife to the birth of modern aviation.

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