Johnson Family 1

Bill Johnson sits with his kids, Alex and Mark, on the porch of their home on Washington Avenue in Grand Haven in 1999.

I was fairly new to the U.S. Coast Guard when I was offered a job at the Coast Guard Group in Grand Haven. I was originally from Michigan, so I was quite excited about getting this job and the fact of being back in my home state.

I had never heard of Grand Haven before; however, the detailer said I would love it there because “it is one of the best places to be stationed.”

Johnson Family 2

Bill Johnson is joined by his wife and kids at the Kirby House in a past visit to Grand Haven.

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