“You have to go out, but you don’t have to come back”

USCG rescue from S.S. Fort Mercer, 1952
“Despite extremely heavy seas, the Coast Guard Cutter YAKUTAT puts over a motor self-bailing surfboat to remove two ill survivors from the bow of the S.S. FORT MERCER.”
Official USCG Photo; ELC-1CGD; photographer unknown.

The U.S. Coast Guard’s Life-Saving Service has a well-known saying that plainly explains the risks involved in the job they do.

Read about the origins of this saying at https://www.uscg.mil/history/faqs/LSSmotto.asp

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