Shipmate for Life

Shipmate for life

Mr. Sam is many things. He’s forever a Coast Guard chief, a cutterman by trade and a chief warrant officer by choice, but above all he’s a shipmate for life. Known by those who work with him as Mr. Sam, Chief Warrant Officer Richard Sambenedetto’s motto of “Shipmate For Life” is his way of saying, “You need to help a fellow sailor out at sea — you only have each other.”