Sand Pounders Pound Sand

“The Original Beach Patrol”!

During WWII, the Coast Guard Beach Patrol covered more than 3,700 mile of coast and employed about 24,000 men. Patrols on horseback worked in pairs, riding about 100 feet apart, usually covering a 2-mile stretch. They were call “Sand Pounders” and were able to cover difficult terrain quickly and efficiently. c 1945

“BravoZulu from #Surfman374 BMC USCG Retired LifeBoatSailors and Beach Patrol rocks”!

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