|Lt. Cmdr. Foster Takes
Command of USCG Sundew
| CHARLEVOIX -- In an impressive change of command ceremony here Friday,
Paul T.Anderson relinquished his command of the U.S.Coast Guard Cutter sundew to his successor, Lt. Cmdr. Dale R. Foster, veteran of 18 years in the service who comes here from U.S.C.G. Group Cleveland.
Lt. Cmdr. Anderson who has been skipper of the Sundew for the past year and who served as its executive officer from Aug.1962 until Aug.1964 has been assigned to the Ninth Coast Guard District Office in Cleveland. He is scheduled to report there Aug. 18.
The Change of command followed a personnel inspection by Lt.Cmdr. Foster, Lt. Cmdr. Anderson, Lt. David Smith, executive officer and CWO B.A. Morris.
Following the change of command, Lt. Cmdr. Anderson was presented with a gift from his officers and crew.
The new commanding officer of the 180 ft. tender which has made Charlevoix its home port since 1958 is a native of Storm Lake, Iowa.
He enlisted in the Coast Guard in1945 and, after receiving his boot training at Alameda, Calif., was assigned to the C.G. Training Station at Groton, Conn. After one year he left the service to attend Buena Vista College at Storm Lake.
In 1948 he re-enlisted in the Coast Guard and was assigned to CGC Klamath stationed in Seattle, Wash. Later he was assigned to the Captain of the Post Office in Seattle and to the Office of the Admiral of the 13th CG District at Seattle before attending Officer's Candidate School at the U.S.C.G. Academy at New London, Conn.
He was commissioned in 1956 and was assigned to the USCGC Morris at San Pedro, Calif. His second assignment as an officer was to the staff of the Commander of the Commander of the 2nd Coast Guard District at St.Louise, Mo. Later he went to the CGC Tupelo stationed in Toledo. In 1962 he was assigned to Group Cleveland, a post he held until taking over the command of the Sundew.
He will be joined here by his wife, Barbara, and children, Rene', Dale, Kevin, Melanie and Holly Ann. They will make their home at 405 E. Dixon ave.
Lt. Cmdr. Anderson, his wife, Betsy, and their children, Melissa, Mark and Kristin, will leave here early next month to make their home in Cleveland.