I want to preface that I am not affiliated with the site I discuss below, nor do I care if people look at it or not. My posting is not meant to be an endorsement of the content. Anyway, I have some interest in geneological research, and got an email that the Ancestry website is offering a couple of days to browse the 1910 census for free. I looked up my Great-Grandfather, and got a kick out of the entry that I found. His name was there, and it said his occupation was "Surfman." Place of occupation was listed as "U.S. LSS Station." For the record, I already knew that he had a long career in the LSS, followed by the Coast Guard when the name changed. He had several hundred rescues over his 30+ year career (of varying severity, I imagine) and eventually was a "Keeper" or Captain of a station (Captain in position, not in rank). At home, I have some old photos of him working on the surfboats (which were rowed out through the surf break on the beach), and my favorite is of them using the "breeches buoy" in a drill. Very cool stuff. Thought I'd share. I figure some of our SAF people might like to look into their own military ancestry. Feel free to share your stories, it's always more interesting when American history is made personal.