Shipmate of the Week – Seaman Stacy Sasser

It’s anticipated that a Coast Guardsman may save a life, but it’s rarely expected that it will be that of another Coast Guardsman. But that is what Coast Guard Seaman Stacy Sasser—just four months out of basic training—found herself doing on the morning of Dec. 2, 2013.


A fireman’s fight

When a Coast Guardsman reports to his first unit, he is introduced to the unknown, to uncertainties and to a new way of life. For Fireman Chris Demaree, a positive attitude is the foundation on which he honed his proficiency in craft. According to his shipmates, that positive attitude remains his defining characteristic despite having been diagnosed with leukemia in May 2013.