CWO-4 Keith Raisch to speak July 28 at “Heros Among Us”
Keith Raisch, US Coast Guard (Ret), will speak on July 28 at 6 p.m. at Seville Qaurter in downtown Pensacola as part of the Heros Among Us speakers series, which is held the last Thursday of each month.
Admission is free and donations will be accepted for the Heroes Among Us Fund to help veterans in need.
CWO-4 Raisch (pictured) has over 36 years’ experience as a Deck, Navigation and Watch Officer, including two command tours on the 160’ marine construction vessel CGC Saginaw. While assigned to the Coast Guard Academy and aboard the CGC Eagle, he served as both a classroom assistant and instructor for programs involving leadership, navigation, rules of the road, safety at sea, operations, maintenance and administration.
He also served as a Department Head on three vessels, responsible for all administrative functions of the department. He retired with over 30 years of sea duty, including 21 years continuous years afloat, earning him the designation “Old Salt” indicating the most sea time of any member of the USCG.
The “Heroes Among Us” series, founded in 2013, features individuals from all branches of the military service. The goal is to let these heroes share their experiences with others, both civilians and military.