Lieutenant Commander Che J. Barnes and Lieutenant Adam W. Bryant
“They were exceptional officers – both passionate and dedicated to the Coast Guard mission and the cause of service to the nation. They were also our teammates and friends who will be deeply missed.”
Capt. J.J. O’Connor, Commanding Officer, Air Station Sacramento
Lieutenant Commander Che J. Barnes was the commander of CG-1705, an HC-130 long-range surveillance aircraft based at Coast Guard Air Station Sacramento, CA. A 1996 graduate of the Coast Guard Academy, LCDR Barnes was awarded the 2009 Commander Elmer F. Stone Aviation Crew Rescue Award. During his 17-year Coast Guard career, LCDR Barnes also received the Coast Guard Commendation Medal, three Coast Guard Achievement Medals and two Coast Guard Letter of Commendation Ribbons.
A native of Capay, Calif., LCDR Barnes is survived by his father, Martin K. Barnes; twin brother, Noah L. Barnes, brothers; Thaddeus F.M. Barsotti, and Freeman O. Barsotti; and girlfriend, Carrie Reynolds. He is preceded in death by his mother, Kathleen F. Barsotti.
Lieutenant Adam W. Bryant was the co-pilot of CG-1705. LT Bryant was a 2003 graduate of the Coast Guard Academy and was a recipient of the Coast Guard Commandant’s Letter of Commendation Ribbon.
A native of Crewe, Va., LT Bryant is survived by his mother, Nina Bryant; father, Jerry Bryant; and brother, Benjamin Bryant.
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