This plaque and Plaque Two were brought to the 2019 New Orleans reunion by Coast Guard Ensigns Jack Orchard.& Norm Dufour. They may eventually wind up in the museum on Edisto Island along with a copy of the book THE STORY OF AN ICEBREAKER.
Eugene Mollica, Ltjg, '58-59 was involved in getting this plaque on the left. Here is the contents of an email he sent me some years back.
This plaque was made at the Boston Naval Shipyard in 1958. Frank Barnes had been a ships inspector at the yard before coming aboard Edisto He knew all the shop workers. I talked to him about a ships plaque and he discussed it with the guys in the foundry. He told me they would do it in exchange for some foul weather jackets. We chose the wording and the casting was made. Cumshaw was alive and well in he yard.
This bronze plaque was awarded in 1964 for some type of proficiency performance. It was too early for recognition of the ARLIS II Rescue effort in '65.