Dick Juge “served the Coast Guard for four years, 1955 - 1959. After his
tour of duty he went to Louisiana State University on the GI Bill to major in Architecture, but later transferred to the University
of New Orleans changing his major to business/construction. Eventually went into the real estate business and then his forty
years career in insurance as an agent - the last 35 with State Farm.
During these years he helped establish a community swim/country club as membership
chair and president during financing/design/construction/opening, then became President of his subdivision's Civic Association
and many years served with the Kiwanis Club of Algiers and many other civic organizations. Has been Chairman of the Bering
Sea Patrol - Alaska Veterans Assn. Also has designed and constructed his home, office, fishing facilities, rental units and
current condo he lives in with his wife during this period.
He earned the professional designations
of CLU, CPCU and ChFC while in the insurance business and served in several agent and industry orientated organizations.”
Dick Juge is the author of The Historic Northwest Passage and the CGC STORIS: The Story of
a young man growing up in the Coast Guard in the 1950’s.
According to the book description of The Historic Northwest Passage
and the CGC STORIS: The Story of a young man growing up in the Coast Guard in the 1950’s, “You will
learn or recall much about America in the 1950s, as seen through the eyes of a young serviceman. You will feel like a member
of the crew aboard an icebreaker as it crosses the Arctic from Alaska to Nova Scotia to become the first US ship to circumnavigate
the North American continent and find a deep water route through the Northwest Passage.
In 1955 Dick Juge dropped out of his final senior semester of high school to join
the U.S. Coast Guard in time to qualify for the Korean Conflict GI Bill, which was phased out at the end of January 1955.
This book takes you on his journey though the Coast Guard enlistment and training processes and then on to voyages aboard
three Coast Guard Cutters: SEBAGO out of Mobile, Alabama, STORIS in Alaska, and DUANE from Boston, Massachusetts.
There are stories of boot camp mishaps,
formidable icebergs, special swimming escapades, liberty adventures in many ports, and much more as the author grows to maturity
with the sometimes-unwelcome assistance of the U. S. military. If you served in the military you will love this as you recall
your own youth.”