Ballowe, Scott, YN2

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Current Service Status
USCG Veteran
Current/Last Rank
Petty Officer Second Class
Current/Last Primary Rate
Current/Last Rate Group
Primary Unit
1975-1977, YN, CG Station Grays Harbor Westport, WA
Previously Held Rate
SA-Seaman Apprentice
Service Years
1973 - 1977
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 Official Badges 

USCG Honorable Discharge

 Unofficial Badges 

Vietnam Era Veteran

 Additional Information
What are you doing now:

FREE and having fun fun fun!!! "RETIRED" RV traveling, camping extended periods with target shooting, hunting, fishing, boating, hiking, snow shoeing and golfing. Lots of camping and hiking in the Rocky Mountains with the dog. My current dog's name is Albin Everett Erickson... ""ALEE"" Marie. AKA: Mountain, ocean beaches, cow, moose, deer, black bear and grizzly bear Dog, Powers Ballowe. We have been within 50 yards of "6" bear this last Spring, Summer and Fall 2022.  One was a grizzly as per law enforcement. All's well. Good dog! "ALEE"  A yellow lab mix... 90 lbs.

   Other Comments:

Terry Wayne Hilgendorf, SK2, and I have remained best friends since meeting September, 1975 at USCG Small Boat Station Westport, Wa. We were  each other's best man at our weddings. He and I have retired about the same time, 2016  "with" or wiithout ex-wife's or his wife in tow. A nice lady for Terry!


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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
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  1973, Boot Camp (Alameda, CA), E/93
 Unit Assignments
USCGC Boutwell (WHEC-719) US Coast Guard Training Center (Staff) PetalumaUS Coast GuardCG Station Grays Harbor Westport, WA
  1974-1974, SN, USCGC Boutwell (WHEC-719)
  1974-1974, SA, US Coast Guard Training Center (Staff) Petaluma
  1974-1975, YN, CG Base Governors Island
  1975-1977, YN, CG Station Grays Harbor Westport, WA
 Reflections on Service
Please describe who or what influenced your decision to join the Coast Guard.
Whether you were in the service for several years or as a career, please describe the direction or path you took. Where did you go to boot camp and what units, bases, ships or squadrons were you assigned to? What was your reason for leaving.
If you participated in any military operations, including combat, humanitarian and peacekeeping operations, please describe those which made a lasting impact on you and, if life-changing, in what way?
Did you encounter any situation during your military service when you believed there was a possibility you might not survive? If so, please describe what happened and what was the outcome.
Of all your duty stations or assignments, which one do you have fondest memories of and why? Which was your least favorite?
From your entire military service, describe any memories you still reflect back on to this day.
What professional achievements are you most proud of from your military career?
Of all the medals, awards, formal presentations and qualification badges you received, or other memorabilia, which one is the most meaningful to you and why?
Which individual(s) from your time in the military stand out as having the most positive impact on you and why?
List the names of old friends you served with, at which locations, and recount what you remember most about them. Indicate those you are already in touch with and those you would like to make contact with.
Can you recount a particular incident from your service, which may or may not have been funny at the time, but still makes you laugh?
What profession did you follow after your military service and what are you doing now? If you are currently serving, what is your present occupational specialty?
What military associations are you a member of, if any? What specific benefits do you derive from your memberships?
In what ways has serving in the military influenced the way you have approached your life and your career? What do you miss most about your time in the service?
Based on your own experiences, what advice would you give to those who have recently joined the Coast Guard?
In what ways has helped you remember your military service and the friends you served with.
 Colleges Attended 
Montana State University College of Technology, Great Falls
  2002-2002, Montana State University College of Technology, Great Falls
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Nov 15, 1977, Albin Everett Erickson
  Sep 12, 2022, Other Photos
  Mar 05, 2023, Message Photos
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