Synopses & Reviews
Fourteen true, amazing, and inspiring stories of some of the bravest men and women youll ever meet So Others May Live is the untold story of the U.S. Coast Guards quiet but resolute rescue swimmers. From deep ocean caves on the Oregon coast to the panicked and chaotic streets of post-Katrina New Orleans, here are their stunningly heroic storiessome of the greatest maritime rescues attempted since the program was started in 1985. These feats, told through the eyes of the heroes, reveal an understanding of how and why the rescuer, with flight crew assistance, risks his or her own life to reach out to save a stranger. Covering diverse environmentsoceans, hurricanes, oil rigs, caves, sinking vessels, floods, and even Niagara Fallsthis is truly a cant-put-it-down collection.
Commander LaGuardia more than earns her stripes with an extremely well researched and documented book describing the inside story of how and why the U.S. Coast Guard jumped into the rescue swimmer business. I strongly suggest keeping a towel nearby to wipe off the salt water after each rescue is described.”PTEROGRAM, journal of the Ancient Order of the Pterodactyl (U.S. Coast Guard Aviation Association)
Dramatic, compelling, downright unbelievable accounts of the Coast Guard's often unsung heros.
About the Author
Martha J. LaGuardia-Kotite is a graduate of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy and a writer with hundreds of magazines articles to her credit. This is her first book. She lives in Niceville, Florida.