“We’ve lost a great team. Each one of the crew was highly dedicated, valued the mission, and contributed in countless ways to the unit. They will be sorely missed personally and professionally.”
AMTCM Brian Byrd, Command Master Chief, Air Station Sacramento
Chief Petty Officer John F. Seidman was the flight engineer of CG-1705, an HC-130 long-range surveillance aircraft based at Coast Guard Air Station Sacramento, CA. In his 23 years of service, Chief Seidman was awarded the Coast Guard Commendation Medal, Coast Guard Achievement Medal, Coast Guard Commandant’s Letter of Commendation Ribbon, and seven Coast Guard Good Conduct Medals.
A native of Stockton, Calif., Chief Seidman is survived by his wife, Jennifer Seidman; parents, William (Bill) and Connie Seidman; and brother, Jeffery Seidman.
Petty Officer 2nd Class Carl P. Grigonis was the navigator of CG-1705. In his nine years of service, Petty Officer Grigonis was awarded the Coast Guard Achievement Medal, Coast Guard Commandant’s Letter of Commendation Ribbon, and three Coast Guard Good Conduct Medals.
A native of Mayfield Heights, Ohio, Petty Officer Grigonis is survived by his wife, Kristen Grigonis; his son, Hayden; the upcoming arrival of their daughter, Kalina; his mother, Janina Grigonis; and brother, George Grigonis.
Petty Officer 2nd Class Monica L. Beacham was the radio operator of CG-1705. In her nine years of service, Petty Officer Beacham was awarded two Coast Guard good conduct medals.
A native of Decaturville, Tenn., Petty Officer Beacham is survived by her husband, Seaman Travis Beacham; her daughter, Hailey; her mother, Shirl Jean Merrell; brother, Michael Gipson; and sister, Kelly Johnson.
Petty Officer 2nd Class Jason S. Moletzsky was air crew for CG-1705. In his seven years of service, Petty Officer Moletzsky was awarded the Coast Guard Achievement Medal, two Coast Guard Commandant’s Letter of Commendation Ribbons, and two Coast Guard Good Conduct Medals.
A native of Norristown, Pa., Petty Officer Moletzsky is survived by his fiancee, Christiana Biscardi; parents, John and Lisa Moletzsky; and sisters, Amanda and Rebecca Moletzsky.
Petty Officer 3rd Class Danny R. Kreder II was drop master for CG-1705. In his four years of service, Petty Officer Kreder was awarded the Coast Guard Commandant’s Letter of Commendation Ribbon, and the Coast Guard Good Conduct Medal.
A native of Elm Mott, Texas, Petty Officer Kreder is survived by his wife, Victoria (Sovey) Kreder; parents, Jeff and Jodi Woodruff; brothers, Brandon and Cory Kreder; grandmother, Pamela Sue Lyle; grandparents, Wayne and Shirley Sovey; and in-laws, Sam and Tracy Sovey.
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