Portrait of Petty Officer 1st Class Edgar Culbertson. U.S. Coast Guard photo.

The Long Blue Line: Edgar Culbertson

The Coast Guard recently released the names of the newest Fast Response Cutters to be commissioned. Each FRC is named after a Coast Guard hero, heroes like Edgar A. “Ed” Culbertson. Culbertson was a boatswain’s mate first class petty officer who died, April 30, 1967, while trying to rescue three teenage brothers during a fierce storm in Duluth, Minnesota.