Petty Officer 2nd Class Daniel M. Caraballoa (left), a machinery technician assigned to Coast Guard Maritime Forces Protection Unit Bangor in Silverdale, Wash., explains how to operate a 64-foot Special Purpose Craft -- Screening Vessel to Christopher Marten, a Washington state resident with exceptional needs, while underway in Hood Canal, July 9, 2014. The SPC-SV, a Navy-owned vessel operated by Coast Guard crews, is used to escort submarines to and from Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Katelyn Shearer)

Coast Guardsmen escort friendship through Hood Canal

For the crew of MFPU Bangor, it was another day on the water, an opportunity to raise the visibility of the Coast Guard and a way to give back to those who support the Service. But for Chris Marten, it was an opportunity to live out a dream and spend the day with a friend.