Robert Wittman (right), receiving his official FBI credentials in 1988. Throughout his twenty-year career, he helped recover hundreds of millions of dollars in stolen art and historical documents.

To grasp the scope of Robert Wittman’s career, you first have to visualize an empty room. Now begin filling it with history’s most valuable cultural objects: the world’s second largest crystal ball once belonging to the Chinese Dowager Empress Cixi; an ancient Peruvian king’s golden body armor; Civil War Gen.

Bob Workman, pictured here with his book Float Planes and Flying Boats, now in its third printing, and two of his models currently under construction in the Ashby Ponds woodshop.

For Bob Workman, service in the United States Coast Guard was a calling and lifelong passion that saved hundreds of lives. 

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