George Fellows is a native of the Pacific Northwest. He graduated from Yakima High School in 1947, and received a congressional appointment to the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, N.Y., that same year. He graduated from Kings Point in 1951, receiving a BS degree in Nautical Science, a commission in the U.S. Navy Reserve, and a Coast Guard license to sail as an officer on any steam or motor vessel of unlimited tonnage in any ocean.
He sailed as a deck officer with American Export Lines until late 1952, when he volunteered for active Navy duty during the Korean War. He was assigned to the Special Projects Office of the Military Sea Transportation Service at the [Continue Reading]