MOBILE, Ala. - Coast Guard Public Affairs Specialist Third Class Walter Shinn recently returned from the Gulf Coast where he was supporting the oil recovery operations in the Gulf of Mexico.
Shinn, whose duty station is in Juneau, worked with the public and media concerning the Coast Guard's missions in the region. He assisted in arranging interviews and reported on the Coast Guard's operations. He also provided "critical mission support" during a fact-finding mission by Vice President Biden, according to the Coast Guard.
Shinn is currently attending Liberty University and is completing a degree in theological studies.