The Long Blue Line: Coast Guardsman Seymour Wittek, S.S. El Estero

Seymour Witteck was an ordinary man who performed extraordinary feats. He along with the Coast Guard Explosives Loading Detail and local firefighting personnel responded to a fire aboard the El Estero in the New York Harbor that had the potential to set off a chain reaction of nearly 5,000 tons of explosives.


itCG – CG hero dies, assisting allies, daddy dolls

The Coast Guard family lost one of its heroes yesterday. 88-year-old Seymour Wittek was a World War II veteran and one of the men responsible for putting out a fire aboard a ship laden with explosives that threatened people and […]