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They Had to Go Out

By They Had to Go Out

Get ready to whiten those knuckles and hold fast as we get underway to talk with Coast Guard veterans about the most daring, dangerous, and epic sea stories ever told. Whether facing ruthless men who prey on other mariners or storms that turn calm seas into graveyards, those who go down to the sea and cast off lines enter the most challenging and dangerous environment on earth. Only here will you hear their stories and the lessons gained through their experience. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/theyhadtogoout/support

  1. 1.
    Episode 56: MCPOCG Charles ‘Skip’ Bowen (Ret.) - BM - Officer in Charge - Command Chief02/19/2020
    50:50
  2. 2.
    Episode 55: Albert ‘Bud’ Buechler - CAPT (Ret.) - Commanding Officer - 378 WHEC02/12/2020
    57:24
  3. 3.
    Episode 54: Kevin Grant - BM1 - WHEC - Coxswain - Active to Reserve02/03/2020
    1:15:30
  4. 4.
    Episode 53: Russell Burress - BMC (Ret.) - 44 MLB - Coxswain - SAR - Risk vs Gain01/27/2020
    1:16:16
  5. 5.
    Episode 52: John Gagnon - BMCM (Ret.) - Surfman - Officer in Charge01/21/2020
    43:49
  6. 6.
    Holiday Special with MCPOCG Vince Patton (Ret.)12/23/2019
    23:47
  7. 7.
    Episode 51: Steven Craig - USCGR - Captain (Ret.) - Author of All Present and Accounted For12/18/2019
    49:07
  8. 8.
    Episode 50: Dan Shirey - BM - Surfman - 44 MLB - Chetco River - CGC Modoc - Diver12/12/2019
    58:28
  1. 9.
    Episode 49: Mark Holmes - Radioman - 210 WMEC Crew - Author12/05/2019
    52:06
  2. 10.
    Episode 48: Gerry Rohrer - BM1 (Ret.) - Coxswain - Ice Rescuer - PATFORSWA - Instructor 11/25/2019
    50:45
  3. 11.
    Episode 47: Doug Johnson - Boatswains Mate - Coxswain - LORAN Station - Pacific Islands11/13/2019
    49:51
  4. 12.
    Episode 46: CDR Tim ‘TJ’ Schmitz - Helicopter Pilot - HH65 - Alaska Ranger Rescue11/08/2019
    58:11
  5. 13.
    Episode 45: Kevin Gilheany - BOSN (Ret.) - QMCS - SAR Controller - USCG Pipe Band10/31/2019
    59:56
  6. 14.
    Episode 44: Spooky Sea Yarns10/26/2019
    26:41
  7. 15.
    Episode 43 - Chris Costa - BM - TACLET - Instructor - ITD10/15/2019
    1:37:58
  8. 16.
    Episode 42 - Ashlee Leppert - AET1 - Helicopter Flight Mechanic - Author of ‘The Hurricane Within’10/08/2019
    56:13
  9. 17.
    Special Anniversary Episode - Dave Hughes - SK1 - The Prisendam Rescue 10/03/2019
    54:19
  10. 18.
    Episode 41: Mike Vecchione - MEC (Ret) - Tactical Operator - Coxswain - MSST - CENTCOM - MSRT10/03/2019
    56:08
  11. 19.
    Episode 40: Ron LaBrec - CAPT (Ret.) - 270 WMEC - LEDET - Group Commander - Coast Guard Foundation09/25/2019
    48:24
  12. 20.
    Episode 39: Wesley Jansen - BM - Coxswain - Company Commander09/18/2019
    52:07
  13. 21.
    Episode 38: Amelia Presley - MK - Boat Engineer09/11/2019
    56:16
  14. 22.
    Episode 37: Michael Ellis - BMCM - RFMC - Officer in Charge09/04/2019
    34:48
  15. 23.
    Special Episode: Remembering Katrina with Sara Faulkner - AST1 (Ret.) - Helicopter Rescue Swimmer08/29/2019
    1:11:27
  16. 24.
    Episode 36: Vince Patton - Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard (Ret) - RM - YN - CG Museum08/24/2019
    1:39:04
  17. 25.
    Conversation with Susan Ludwig - President - Coast Guard Foundation08/22/2019
    36:39
  18. 26.
    Episode 35: Donna Cottrell - RADM - HH65 Pilot - Coxswain - HITRON CO08/17/2019
    20:30
  19. 27.
    Episode 34: Miguel Calderon - ME - Boarding Officer08/17/2019
    1:10:21
  20. 28.
    Episode 33: Live from Grand Haven Day 208/11/2019
    20:04
  21. 29.
    Episode 32: Live From Grand Haven Day 108/04/2019
    23:43
  22. 30.
    Episode 31: Shawnle Jones - SK - 44 Motor Lifeboat Crew08/04/2019
    57:34
  23. 31.
    Episode 30: Steve Hathaway - CWO (Ret.) - Helicopter Rescue Swimmer07/27/2019
    1:11:35
  24. 32.
    Episode 29: Christopher O’Brien - LT (Ret.) - WHEC Crew - Circumnavigator07/20/2019
    1:07:07
  25. 33.
    Episode 28: Joe Peterson - RD - Russian Translator07/13/2019
    1:09:11
  26. 34.
    Episode 27: Brian Boland - CDR - C-130 Pilot07/06/2019
    50:22
  27. 35.
    Episode 26: ASTCM Don Murray (Ret.) - Helicopter Rescue Swimmer 06/29/2019
    41:37
  28. 36.
    Episode 25: Adrian Campbell - FT/ET - Cutterman06/22/2019
    54:54
  29. 37.
    Episode 24: Chad Carlson - ME/AST (Ret.) - Helicopter Rescue Swimmer06/15/2019
    1:00:54
  30. 38.
    Conversation with Cody Wright - Author of the Rescue Swimmer Mindset06/13/2019
    52:49
  31. 39.
    Episode 23: Jeremy Gourde - BMC - Coxswain06/07/2019
    1:03:46
  32. 40.
    Episode 22: Michael Carr - LT - Strike Team - Diver06/01/2019
    58:14
  33. 41.
    Episode 21: Chris Huntington - CGIS - FT/ET05/25/2019
    1:08:19
  34. 42.
    Episode 20: Pepe Carire - ASTC - Company Commander05/18/2019
    1:09:07
  35. 43.
    Special Episode: Karla Nemitz - USCG - EM - Just Keep Swimming05/18/2019
    59:42
  36. 44.
    Episode 19: John Kopp - USCG - BM1 - Surfman05/11/2019
    44:27
  37. 45.
    Conversation with Susan Curtain - Chair - Coast Guard Museum Association05/06/2019
    37:15
  38. 46.
    Episode 18: Kyle Kinser - USCG - ME2 - 05/04/2019
    52:19
  39. 47.
    Episode 17: Mario Vittone - USCG - CWO - AST04/27/2019
    49:17
  40. 48.
    Episode 16: Timothy Montowski - USCGR - BM - PSU04/20/2019
    1:01:27
  41. 49.
    Episode 15: Glen Holt - USCG - OS104/13/2019
    46:53
  42. 50.
    Episode 14: Dwight Crumpacker - USCG - BM04/06/2019
    1:04:17
  43. 51.
    Episode 13: Sean McCarthy - USCG - Boatswain - Commanding Officer03/30/2019
    44:47
  44. 52.
    Episode 12: Tom Ellis - USCG - RD - Polar Ops03/23/2019
    42:52
  45. 53.
    Episode 6: Mark Engle - USCG - BMCS - Officer in Charge 03/19/2019
    42:27
  46. 54.
    Episode 11: Charles ‘Tex’ McDonald Holt - USCG - BM03/16/2019
    41:17
  47. 55.
    Episode 10: Matt Crow - USCG - AST1 - x2 CGCM03/09/2019
    1:03:42
  48. 56.
    Episode 9: Cody Wright - USCG - AST3 - Author of ‘The Rescue Swimmer Mindset’03/02/2019
    1:04:58
  49. 57.
    Episode 8: Todd Fletcher - USCG - BMC - Executive Petty Officer02/23/2019
    39:25
  50. 58.
    Episode 7: Carlos Perez - USCG - MEC (Ret.) - Tactical Operator - 9/11 Medal02/18/2019
    42:26
  51. 59.
    Episode 5: Bob Downs - USCG - Boatswain - Surfman - Commanding Officer 02/10/2019
    43:38
  52. 60.
    Episode 4: Kristin & Wes Lunkley - USCG - CG Medal 01/27/2019
    37:43
  53. 61.
    Episode 3: Tom Rooks - USCG - BMCS - BM A School Chief - Officer in Charge - 3x CGCM01/25/2019
    40:54
  54. 62.
    Episode 2: Tim Woody - USCG - Boatswain - Surfman - Commanding Officer - MSM - 2x CGCM01/16/2019
    46:51
  55. 63.
    Episode 1: The Rules Say You Have to Go Out, But Nothing About Coming Back01/13/2019
    37:07

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