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Last updated on June 23, 2004
Rank  Name  Service  Begining  Ending  Hull  ERA  Notes  Sources 
CDR  Eric A. Anderson  USCG  11/1/1943  5/30/1944  DE387  WWII  Commissioned TAPS  
CDR  Frank V. Helmer 
A note from John Helmer (son)
USCG  5/31/1944  6/15/1945  DE387  WWII  Captured U873 TAPS  
CDR  J.J. McClealand  USCG  6/16/1945  2/27/1946  DE387  WWII  Decommissioned TAPS  
ADM  Edwin J. Roland 
History from the CG
USCG  12/19/1943    DE387  CORTDIV45  Flagship TAPS  
CDR  M.A.Laughlin  USCG      DE387  CORTDIV45  Flagship   
ADM  Christopher C. Knapp  USCG      DE387  CORTDIV45  Flagship  U873
CDR  James C. Waters  USGC  5/9/1952  8/18/1952  WDE487  Korea  ReCommissioned TAPS Source 
LT  Norman L. Scherer  USCG  8/18/1952  9/18/1952  W487  Korea  Senior Officer Aboard  Source 
CDR  Gerald T. Applegate  USGC  9/18/1952  8/31/1953  W487  Korea    Source 
LT  Norman L. Scherer  USCG  8/31/1953  4/3/1954  W487  Korea  Senior Officer Aboard, DeCommissioned   
CDR  Albert M. Brouner  USN  10/_/56  01/_/58  DER387  DEW LINE  ReCommissioned   
CDR  Royal T.Daniel Jr.  USN  01/_/58  02/_/59  DER387  DEW LINE     
CDR  P.D.Johnson  USN  02/_/59  04/16/60  DER387  DEW LINE     
CDR  H.C. Penny  USN  04/16/60  12/18/61  DER387  DEW LINE DEEP FREEZE TAPS    
CDR  H. J. Beyer  USN  12/18/61  08/07/63  DER387  DEEP FREEZE DEW LINE    Date Source 
CDR  Ross W. Wright
Ross W. Wright
USN  08/07/63  12/22/65  DER387  DEW LINE VIET NAM    Date Source 
LCDR  M.A.Arnheiter
USN  12/22/65  03/31/66  DER387  VIET NAM     
CDR  Donald F. Milligan USN  03/31/66  04/11/66  DER387  VIET NAM     
CDR  Robert S. Swan  USN  04/11/66  01/11/68  DER387  VIET NAM TAIWAN     
CDR  Melvin E. Seiler  USN  01/11/68  07/03/69  DER387  VIET NAM TAIWAN     
LT  William J. Fulton  USN  07/03/69  10/10/69  DER387  VIET NAM TAIWAN  DeCommissioned   
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