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Division 24 - O8E Region - Northern Alabama

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The Auxiliary has members in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, and Guam. Membership is open to men and women, 17 years or older, U.S. citizens of all states and territories, civilians or active duty or former members of any of the uniformed services and their Reserve components, including the Coast Guard. Facility (radio station, boat or aircraft) ownership is desirable but not mandatory.

Auxiliarists are dedicated civilians who believe strongly in the Coast Guard and its missions. A hearty thank you is the only pay an Auxiliarist expects. Personally, we receive tremendous satisfaction for a job well done. We have proven valiant throughout the years and take the oath of membership seriously.

We contribute immeasurably and proudly to Team Coast Guard.

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Division 24 History

On 2 August 1967, Division 24 was formed when Division 6 was divided. On 25 August 1967, the chartering ceremony for Division 24 was held at the Carriage Inn in Huntsville, Alabama. The charter Division Captain was Stephen B. Yonkowski and the Vice-Captain was Charles Rogers. Division 24 consisted of five flotillas—24-1 in Huntsville (chartered 4 June 1964) and 24-3 in Decatur, 24-4 in Florence (chartered 4 June 1964), and 24-5 in Corinth. Flotillas have come and gone over the years. In April 2007, only 24-1 and 24-4 survive as charter flotillas of the Division. In April 2007 the Division has the following flotillas: 24-1 (Huntsville), 24-2 (Guntersville), 24-4 (Florence), 24-5 (Whitesburg-Ditto Landing), 24-6 (Huntsville-Redstone Arsenal), and 24-7 (Scottsboro).

More on our history may be found in the PDF linked here.

The Division Captains of Division 24 over the years have been the following:

1967 Stephen B. Yonkowski 1989 Oscar Thornton, 24-3
1968 Stephen B. Yonkowski 1990 Oscar Thornton, 24-3
1969 Richard A. Hewer 1991 Walter Whitacre, 24-5
1970 Richard A. Hewer 1992 Walter Whitacre, 24-5
1971 Robert Cornelius 1993 William Benson, 24-1
1972 Robert Cornelius 1994 William Benson, 24-1
1973 George Hasty 1995 Duncan Wilkinson, 24-7
1974 George Hasty 1996 Duncan Wilkinson, 24-7
1975 Harold Perkins/Verna Mae Hasty 1997 David Howard, 24-2
1976 Verna Mae Hasty 1998 David Howard, 24-2
1977 John Robb 1999 James Penny, 24-7
1978 Marion 'Mike' Hardee, 24-2 2000 Thomas Kunhart, 24-6
1979 Marion 'Mike' Hardee, 24-2 2001 Thomas Kunhart, 24-6
1980 Peter Horne, 24-2 2002 Chris Whitacre, 24-5
1981 Peter Horne, 24-2 2003 Chris Whitacre, 24-5
1982 Walt Cowart, 24-1 2004 Terence Merlo, 24-2
1983 Walt Cowart, 24-1 2005 Gary Akin, 24-4
1984 Preston Barclift 2006 Gary Akin, 24-4
1985 Preston Barclift 2007 Sandra Merlo, 24-2
1986 Dewey Rhodes, 24-1  
1987 Robert Brazil, 24-2  
1987 Robert Brazil, 24-2