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Thoughtful Thursdays – Markham Starr – “Swab Summer: Transformation at the United States Coast Guard Academy”

  • Stonington Free Library 20 High Street Stonington, CT (map)

Please join us on Thursday afternoon, September 13th, at 5:15 in the Library when Markham Starr will talk about Swab Summer: Transformation at The United States Coast Guard Academy. A slide show of photographs from his book will accompany his presentation, a fascinating account of the Coast Guard Academy’s version of boot camp. In seven-weeks from reporting (R-Day) in June, the incoming class of civilian teenagers, some of whom can’t yet swim, are transformed into military ready cadets on their way to becoming leaders and officers. Not everyone, though, survives this grueling summer.

This event is free and open to the public.