"American Patriot” Retires
after 20 Years of Service
It started like any other day in July 1992 when Robert W. DePuy joined the Coast Guard Auxiliary. Like many others, he started with a safe boating class and found that it looked like fun while helping others at the same time. So began a journey that lasted 20 years. Bob’s service began in the Navy where he served for 4 years plus another 26 years in the reserve from 1958 thru 1988 in the dental corps reaching the rank of Captain. During his 20 years with the Coast Guard Auxiliary, he collected many accolades including the 2008 George W. Bush Presidential Volunteer Service Award. He also received awards for Auxiliary Meritorious Service, Operational Excellence, Meritorious Team Commendation, Auxiliary Public Education, Department of Transportation Outstanding Unit and an Auxiliary Commandant Letter of Commendation.