The answer, according to City Manager, Jim Scholl is, “no.”
The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham is the most decorated ship in military history, having, amongst other awards and commendations, two presidential citations.
“That’s equivalent to a service cross,” Scholl explained.
Commissioned in 1936, the USCGC Ingham served in WWII, Korean War, Vietnam, and was in Key West for the Muriel Boat Lift. Retired in 1988, she’s 327 feet long and will be a companion to the Mohawk, acting as a national monument for tours and special functions.
“Does this mean you’ll renew your vows on this, Scholl?” the Weekly inquired.
“No. That’s another no,” he confirmed.
Vice chairman of USCGC Ingham Fred Baddour with Key West city manager Jim Scholl and former District I city commissioner Bill Verge.