Monday, February 19, 2018


Salisbury Daily Times Friday July 13, 1951

Retirement of four veteran Coast Guard men of the Lewes Station was announced . They

are Chief Commissary Steward John Quillen, Quakertown, Chief Boatswain Mate

William A. Beauchamp, Chief Boatswain Mate Joseph Walker, Rehoboth, and Harry

Metzner, First Class Companyman of Milford.

Quillen served 26 years, enlisted 1925 at Berlin, Maryland, his hometown. He was stationed

at Ocean City, two stations in Maryland, three in Virginia, two on Long Island, three in

Delaware and was on duty during WWII off the coast of Japan. Retired, he is working with the

merchants, Rickards & Ramsey on Lewes Beach.

Beauchamp has 25 years and is also from Berlin. He was aboard the Lightship Overfalls off

the New England coast after it was transferred from Delaware Bay.

Joseph Walker,, has 25 years in and is at home on Dewey Beach Cutoff in the old Rehoboth

Station now converted to a dwelling.

Harry Metzner served 21 years, received a disability retirement and was the cook at Lewes

Station and lived in Rehoboth when on active duty.   

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