Captain Henry Gary Satterwhite, USCG Ret. began military service, 20 Sep 1955, joining the army reserve, 306th combat engineers. July 1956: He moved to Knoxville, TN. where he was attached to an army depot maintenence division. Feb 1957: He transferred to Coast Guard Officer Candidate Program (OCS) at New London, CT. He was commissioned an ensign in June 1957. His next assignment was to Coast Guard Base, Sand Island, Honolulu, HI. After 18 months service as base maintenence officer he was promoted to LTJG and was assigned to an ocean going buoy tender as operations officer. May 1960: He was transfered to San Francisco and was released from active duty in June of 1960. He affiliated with coast guard reserve units in Tennessee and Kentucky until 1 July 1980 when he transferred to the retired reserve. He earned four medals: Coast Guard Unit Commendation; Coast Guard Meterorious Unit Commendation; National Defense Service Medal; Armed Forces Reserve Medal.