(From left to right) U.S. Coast Guard Boatswain’s Mate 1st Class Kensley Raigeluw, U.S. Coast Guard District 14, and Command Master Chief Petty Officer Ronny German, Coast Guard Sector Honolulu, show pictures of when they first met at Woleai atoll in 1993 Aug. 8, 2016, on Sand Island, Hawaii. Raigeluw attributes the U.S. Coast Guard’s visit to his island of Woleai more than 20 years ago for the reason he decided to serve. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Hubenthal)

Picture means more than words for Coast Guardsman

After viewing an old photograph, Coast Guard Petty Officer 1st Class Ken Raigeluw and Coast Guard Master Chief Petty Officer Ronny German realized that they’d first met more than 20 years ago on a Pacific atoll known as Woleai. The photo captured a moment in time that would change one of their lives forever.