Leland Reese Midgett, 88, of the 200 block of Jacocks Lane, Hertford, NC died Wednesday, December 23, 2020 at his residence. The Midgett family is the only family to claim such a dedication to serving in the Coast Guard with over 200 members of the family serving since 1874. Their dedication to saving life at sea is unquestioned, and so is their humility. The Midgetts choose to save lives. In a Coast Guard town like Cape May many tales are told about old salts and their adventures at sea. With the advent of the Life Saving Service, over 200 Midgetts have served in the Coast Guard and its predecessor branches including the Lighthouse Service where they ran the famous and beautiful Cape Hatteras Lighthouse. “We often speak of our service as a family, our Coast Guard family,” said Adm. Charles Michel, vice commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, who was the ceremony’s keynote speaker. "It is fitting this Coast Guard vessel will be forever tied to the legacy of my grandfather," O'Neal said, "who led enlisted neighbors on the ribbon of sand known as the Outer Banks to valiantly dedicated their lives to save others. "Brian, you and your team have built an incredible platform," Michel said. USCGC Midgett (WMSL-757) is the eighth Legend-class cutter of the United States Coast Guard and is stationed in Honolulu, Hawaii. The official blog of the U.S. Coast Guard, Posted by Diana Sherbs, Wednesday, June 7, 2017, Written by Mr. Bob Hinds, Near a section of a hallway dedicated to the Coast Guard within the Pentagon, among pictures of John Allen Midgett Jr., namesake of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Midgett, and Rasmus Midgett – two of seven Midgett family members awarded the Gold Life Saving Medal, the Coast Guard Retiree Services Program hosted a ceremony for retired Chief Warrant Officer Llewellyn “Lew” Daniels Midgett. Llewellyn “Lew” Midgett was among the first young men to finish boot camp when the Coast Guard Training Center was established in Cape May in 1947. The crew of the Midgett stand along the rails during a commissioning ceremony Aug. 24. © 2021 Advance Local Media LLC. Lew, 86, may be the oldest of more than 200 members of the Midgett family (also spelled Midgette, modern variants of early Midyett) who have served in the U.S. Life Saving Service, U.S. Lighthouse Service and/or U.S. Coast Guard since the late 18th century – a family legacy unprecedented among the armed services of our country. Michael Midgett, 11, holds his grandfather’s sword in the Coast Guard hall at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., May 19, 2017. "Without hesitation, despite high winds, heavy seas and rain so hard you couldn't see, with no more protection than cork life vests, the crew -- the majority of which were Midgetts -- responded," Michel said. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Diana Honings. Posted on June 24, 2020. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Diana Honings. Registration on or use of this site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement, Privacy Policy and Cookie Statement, and Your California Privacy Rights (each updated 1/1/21). USCGC John Midgett (WHEC-726), previously USCGC Midgett (WHEC-726), is the twelfth and latest of the United States Coast Guard's fleet of 378 ft (115 m) high endurance cutters.With her crew of 24 officers and 160 enlisted men and women, she is homeported in Seattle, Washington under the operational and administrative control of Commander, Pacific Area (COMPACAREA). June 24, 2020. by Richard R. Burgess, Senior Editor. The US Coast Guard commissioned the seventh and eighth national security cutters (NSCs), Kimball and Midgett, at their Honolulu homeport Aug. 24. "In the United States Coast Guard, it's a phrase epitomized by one name -- the name Midgett.". Levene Midgett, had a crew of 16, and 11 of these were Midgetts too! U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Midgett (WMSL 757) crew members seized more than 2,100 pounds of cocaine July 26, 2019, from a low-profile go-fast vessel interdicted in … Memorabilia and gifts sit atop a table before being presented to retired U.S. Coast Guard Chief Warrant Officer Llewellyn “Lew” Daniel Midgett at a ceremony at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., May 19, 2017. After the recitation of his family’s legacy, Lew thanked all who helped to surprise him and honor him with this event. The cutter was constructed by Huntington Ingalls Industries' Ingalls Shipbuilding Division in Pascagoula Mississippi and delivered to the Coast Guard in April 2019. The sea was all they had.” Another stated: “Back then, there wasn’t much to do down there. Michel noted that at least 200 members of the Midgett family have served in the Coast Guard, seven of whom have earned the Coast Guard's highest honor, the Gold Lifesaving medal. Many traditions in the U.S. Lifesaving Service and the U.S. Lighthouse Service were introduced on Hatteras Island on the coast of North Carolina. Midgett is named in honor of 10 members of the Midgett family who earned seven gold and three silver Lifesaving Medals for their heroic deeds and decades of service. Leland Reese Midgett, 88, of the 200 block of Jacocks Lane, Hertford, NC died Wednesday, December 23, 2020 at his residence. There in the Outer Banks, the name “Midgett” is as common as “Smith” is in the rest of the country. (Ingalls Shipbuilding/Andrew Young). "I am overjoyed to be standing here today," she said. Coast Guard Retiree Services Program Manager. Jazania O'Neal, granddaughter of John Allen Michel Jr., was the ship's sponsor. In August 1918, during the height of World War I, John Allen Midgett Jr. led his surfboat crew on a harrowing rescue of 42 men from a British tanker which had been torpedoed by a German U-boat off the North Carolina coast. Ship sponsor Jazania H. O'Neal smashes a bottle of sparkling wine to christen the U.S. Coast Guard National Security Cutter Midgett (WMSL 757) during ceremonies at Ingalls Shipbuilding Saturday morning. This seizure would be the second one within five days. At least 10 members of the Midgett family earned high honors from the U.S. Coast Guard for their heroic lifesaving deeds. She christened the ship by breaking a bottle of sparkling wine across its bow. Luey Angel Midgett 25 Oct 1879 Hatteras, Dare, North Carolina, United States - 04 May 1937 managed by Ray Midgett last edited 15 Dec 2019 John E. Midgett 1910s - 1980s Ray L. Midgett 15 It is named in honor of all members of the Midgett family who have served in the U.S. Coast Guard, United States Life-Saving Service, and/or other predecessor life-saving services. The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Midgett just confiscated over 4,600 pounds of cocaine during its return to Honolulu on July 31, according to multiple reports. Among them, the Coast Guard awarded various family members seven gold lifesaving medals, the service’s highest award for saving a life, and three silver lifesaving medals. It's a phrase often associated with the armed forces of the United States," said Adm. Charles Michel, Vice Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard and the event's keynote speaker. He was then presented with a few gifts before presenting his Coast Guard officer’s sword to Rear Adm. Scott McKinley for placement in the section of the hallway dedicated to the Coast Guard at the Pentagon. In fact, the ship also honors other members of the Midgett family; seven of whom have been awarded the nations highest award for saving a life – the Gold Lifesaving Medal – and more than 150 living members of the Midgett family have made the Coast Guard a career, 30 of whom are still on active duty today. Among them he said were winners of the Bronze Star, Silver Star and the Congressional Medal of Honor. The last keeper, Capt. Jazania O’Neal, granddaughter of Midgett’s namesake, is the ship’s sponsor. He was born January 23, 1932 in Dare County, NC to the late William Alston Midgett and Sarah Louise Midgett and was the husband of Alpean Hooper Midgett of the residence. The cutter’s name honors the Midgett family and their history of distinguished service in the Coast Guard that continues to this day. The christening ceremony follows the cutter’s launch at […] "Service before self. 70.7 years Oldest Midgetts. Now I guess it is a tradition.”, Graves Midgett, who’s five of six sons followed him into service, said, “When you’re raised around the water, you don’t see the danger in it.”. Midgett is named to honor all members of the Midgett family who served in the Coast Guard and its predecessor services. These are the longest-lived members of the Midgett family on AncientFaces. In 1972 there were over 30 Midgetts serving in the Coast Guard. Among them, Chief Warrant Officer Midgett had a profound influence on the Coast Guard's history and was an inspiration to the young boot and old salt alike. Among them, Chief Warrant Officer Midgett had a profound influence on the Coast Guard's history and was an inspiration to the young boot and old salt alike. The Midgett family presented the sword to the Coast Guard Pentagon liaison in hopes of hanging the sword on the wall along with two of their family members already displayed. The rare dual commissioning ceremony was presided over by Adm. Karl Schultz, the Coast Guard’s commandant. But this story, about an extended Coast Guard family, is one for the history books. Download this stock image: The Coast Guard Cutter Midgett (WMSL 757) was christened during a ceremony in Pascagoula, Miss., Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017. The material on this site may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with the prior written permission of Advance Local. Clearly emotional, she paused several times during her remarks to gather herself. In August 1918, during the height of World War I, John Allen Midgett Jr. led his surfboat crew on a harrowing rescue of 42 men from a British tanker which had been torpedoed by a German U-boat off the North Carolina coast. He was born January 23, 1932 in … Seven Midgett family members were awarded the Gold Lifesaving Medal, the U.S. Coast Guard’s highest award for saving a life, and three were awarded the Silver Lifesaving Medal. "May she always be the defender of what is good and selfless and bring rescue to those in distress.". Near a section of a hallway dedicated to the Coast Guard within the Pentagon, among pictures of John Allen Midgett Jr., namesake of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Midgett, and Rasmus Midgett – two of seven Midgett family members awarded the Gold Life Saving Medal, the Coast Guard Retiree Services Program hosted a ceremony for retired Chief Warrant Officer Llewellyn “Lew” Daniels Midgett. Midgett grew up on Cape Hatteras, on the outer banks of the North Carolina coast, and like his father and other family members, he enlisted in the Life–Saving Service in 1898. As one family members stated: “They’ve got salt water in their veins! With sunny skies and brisk temperatures, Ingalls and U.S. Coast Guard officials christened the National Security Cutter Midgett (WMSL 757), named in honor of the Coast Guard's most legendary family. The average age of a Midgett family member is 70.7 years old according to our database of 1,191 people with the last name Midgett that have a birth and death date listed. Midgett is named in honor of 10 members of the Midgett family who earned seven gold and three silver Lifesaving Medals for their heroic deeds and decades of service. He was born January 23, 1932 in Dare County, NC to the late William Alston Midgett and Sarah Louise Midgett and was the husband of Alpean Hooper Midgett … The ceremony was held in honor of Midgett’s family and his 30 years of service to the Coast Guard. Thank you and your team for all you do.". No current records of how many are serving today but at least one is the Pacific Area commander, Vice Adm. Fred Midgette. The John Midgett is the 12th and last high-endurance cutter to be built. More than 200 members of the Midgett family have served in the Coast Guard. In doing so, the Midgett name earned its place in Coast Guard history.". At least 10 members of the Midgett family earned high honors from the U.S. Coast Guard for their heroic lifesaving deeds. Also pictured (left to right) are Ingalls Shipbuilding President Brian Cuccias; United States Coast Guard Vice Commandant Adm. Charles Michel; Matron of Honor Jonna Midgette and Midgett (WMSL 757) Prospective Commanding Officer Capt. The U.S. Coast Guard’s two newest National Security Cutters (NSC), USCGC Kimball (WMSL 756) and USCGC Midgett (WMSL 757), were commissioned into the fleet during a ceremony at the USCG Base Honolulu in Hawaii on Saturday, Aug. 24. Ingalls president Brian Cuccias opened the ceremony with his customary welcome of members of the Armed Forces Retirement Home in Gulfport. Michel recalled the beginnings of the Midgett family legacy in the Coast Guard. She noted her grandfather was commonly referred to as "Captain Johnny" and called him an "honorable" man. Leland Reese Midgett, 88, of the 200 block of Jacocks Lane, Hertford, NC died Wednesday, December 23, 2020 at his residence. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Diana Honings. He shared stories of his family and childhood, and talked highly of his 30 years in the Coast Guard. The Midgett name derives from the family whose service with what became the Coast Guard started as early as 1874. U.S. Coast Guard. "After clearing the violent surf, they steered directly into what was a full-laden tanker's burning oil and wreckage. Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (HII) Ingalls Shipbuilding division christened the U.S. Coast Guard’s newest Legend-class National Security Cutter, USCGC Midgett (WMSL-757), on Dec 9. Note to readers: if you purchase something through one of our affiliate links we may earn a commission. WASHINGTON — The commandant of the Coast Guard saluted the cutter John Midgett as the ship heads for decommissioning after 48 years of service. All rights reserved (About Us). One member of the Midgett family, Chief Warrant Officer John Allen Midgett Jr., led crewmembers of his lifeboat in heroically rescuing the entire 42-member crew from the British tanker Mirlo after it was torpedoed off the coast of North Carolina in 1918. Our Ingalls/Coast Guard team continues to get stronger and more efficient with every ship we produce. In thanks to Lew and the Midgett family, the Retiree Services Program director and the Coast Guard chief historian provided historical highlights of the accomplishments of both Lew and his family. Midgett’s family surprised him with the ceremony expecting only to go on a tour of the Pentagon. Biography. No one can question their bravery, 10 Midgetts have been awarded the Coast Guard highest awards for saving lives – seven Gold Lifesaving Medals and three Silver Lifesaving Medals have been awarded to members of the Midgett family. USCGC Midgett (WHEC-726) is the twelfth and last of the United States Coast Guard's fleet of 378 ft (115 m) high endurance cutters.With her crew of twenty four officers and one hundred sixty enlisted men and women, she is homeported in Seattle, Washington under the operational and administrative control of Commander, Pacific Area (COMPACAREA). The unique joint commissioning ceremony marks the official start of NSC operations in Honolulu where the cutters will carry out activities to safeguard the nation’s maritime safety, security and economic interests. "God's grace and provision and overwhelming and I am truly grateful.". Attending Saturday's christening were 70 descendants of John Allen Midgett Jr., including U.S. Coast Guard Pacific Area Commander, Vice Admiral Fred Midgett. Midgett joined the Coast Guard at 17 years old in 1948 and was the fifth company to complete “boot camp” at Training Center Cape May, N.J. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Diana Honings. The Coast Guard Cutter Midgett was the twelfth and final ship filled for the 370 - eight Hamilton Classic cutters John Midget was a Multi-Mission platform dedicated to search and rescue law enforcement environmental protection and National defense and for the past 48 years the racing stripe on Coast Guard Cutter on Midgets Hall was a symbol around the world of the rule of law. Retired U.S. Coast Guard Chief Warrant Officer Llewellyn “Lew” Midgett presents his officer’s sword to Rear Adm. Scott McKinley after a ceremony at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., May 19, 2017. Coast Guard members perform color guard detail during the Coast Guard Cutter Midgett's (WMSL 757) christening ceremony in Pascagoula, Miss., Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017. "Something you can be incredibly proud of and something the men and women of the United States Coast Guard take great pride in. Cuccias said it was "fitting" WMSL 757 was named in honor of the Midgett family. Michel, in turn, thanked Cuccias and his shipbuilders for their efforts. Midgett remained in command of a life–saving station when the United States Revenue Cutter Service merged with the Life–Saving Service to form the Coast Guard in 1915. The Midgetts have been in North Carolina since the late 18th century, settling on the Outer Banks where there is evidence members of the family participated in saving shipwrecked mariners and passengers before there was an organized life-saving service. U.S. Coast Guard… Records indicate the first Midgett to serve was L. Bannister Midgett, who was appointed as a keeper to an Outer Banks lifesaving station in 1874. "All Ingalls ships are built with one goal in mind: to protect the brave men and women who protect our freedom. Midgett was a senior enlisted member of the U.S. Lifesaving Service when it merged with the U.S. Lighthouse Service and U.S. Revenue Cutter Service to become today’s U.S. Coast Guard. And Midgett will be no exception.". You could either sit around and fish or you could go out and save lives. Seven Midgett family members, including Chief Warrant Officer John Allen Midgett Jr., have been awarded the Gold Lifesaving Medal, the Coast Guard’s highest award for saving a life. At least ten members of the family earned high honors for their heroic life-saving efforts. Life Expectancy. Retired U.S. Coast Guard Chief Warrant Officer Llewellyn “Lew” Daniel Midgett gives remarks on his family history and his career in the Coast Guard at a ceremony at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., May 19, 2017. Seven members of the Midget… Retired U.S. Coast Guard Chief Warrant Officer Llewellyn “Lew” Midgett stands with his family after a ceremony in his honor at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., May 19, 2017. PASCAGOULA, Mississippi -- While the rest of the Mississippi coast dug itself out from the Great Coast Blizzard of 2017, Ingalls Shipbuilding marched on like a steamroller, celebrating its fifth ship christening of the year Saturday morning. USCGC John Midgett (WHEC-726), previously USCGC Midgett (WHEC-726), is the twelfth and latest of the United States Coast Guard's fleet of 378ft (115m) high endurance cutters. "Midgett is the eighth ship we have built in this class," Cuccias said. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Diana Honings. The United States Coast Guard news release stated that it boarded a vessel in international waters of the eastern Pacific Ocean it had intercepted that was suspected of carrying … "And with her, we've proven once again that American workers, Ingalls shipbuilders, can take on some of the most challenging manufacturing projects in the world. The Chicamocomico Station, in service for 78 years, had only three keepers…and all three were Midgetts. 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