The HDMS Triton (F358), a Royal Danish navy vessel, approaches Greenland as seen from the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Tahoma (WMEC 908), Aug. 15, 2020. Both vessel crews are participating in the 10th year of Operation Nanook. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Seaman Kate Kilroy)

A Coast Guardsman Bought Dinner for a Stranger in Greenland; He Turned Out to Be the Prime Minister

Little did anyone expect a junior Coast Guard member’s simple act of kindness would become a highlight of summer exercises in the Arctic.

The captains of the cutters Tahoma and Campbell could have declined to take Seaman Kate Kilroy, who had not yet attended an occupational school or earned a job-specific rate, on an 85-day mission to the polar region to document their patrols and exercises with allies. But they “decided to take the chance” on the enthusiastic non-rate, Coast Guard District 1 said in a recent statement.

By the end of the summer, they were happy they did.

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