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Document Details


Title: J. E. Stika
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: U.S. Coast Guard. Headquarters
Collection: Coast Guard Oral Histories, Memoirs and Other First-Person Accounts of Coast Guard History
Description: In 1975, Chief Marine Science Technician Dennis L. Noble interviewed retired Coast Guard Vice Admiral Joseph E. Stika about the early years of his remarkable career in the nation's oldest sea service. VADM Stika joined the Revenue Cutter Service, the fore-runner of today's Coast Guard, in 1908, and served his country through two World Wars, compiling an admirable service record before retiring in 1951. Chief Noble, who retired from the Coast Guard as a Senior Chief Marine Science Technician and later earned a Ph.D. in history, captured the only interview we now have on file of a veteran of the Revenue Cutter Service and it is fortunate that he did, as Admiral Stika passed away the year after this interview. A noted author and historian of the Coast Guard, the Revenue Cutter Service, the Life-Saving Service, the Lighthouse Service, and most recently the small boat stations of the Coast Guard, Senior Chief [& Doctor] Noble has left us a priceless legacy that is unsurpassed in its importance to our history and we would like to thank him for his efforts.
URL: http://www.uscg.mil/hq/g-cp/history/weboralhistory/VADM_Stika_Oral_History.html
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1975 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Stika, J. E., 1889-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 21-Sep-1889
Speaker place of birth: Milwaukee, WI; Wisconsin; United States; North America
Speaker race: White
Speaker occupation: Military personnel
Age at speaking: 86
Document location: Norfolk, VA
Document date: 03-Jun-1975
Interviewer: Noble, Dennis E.
Organizations discussed: U.S. Coast Guard
Locations discussed: North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Armed Forces; North America; Oral history; Ships; U.S. Coast Guard; United States; United States--Military history; War
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0025934-27867