Richard Etheridge en Coast Guard Ship Named For NC Commander <p>A North Carolinian has been honored with the naming of a new Coast Guard ship. The cutter Richard Etheridge is named for the first African-American to lead a life-saving station. Commanding Officer Christian Lee says Etheridge started as a cook at the famous Pea Island Life Saving Station on the Outer Banks before working his way up to command.</p> Wed, 05 Dec 2012 17:50:00 +0000 Eric Hodge 5761 at