We thank all of our fans who voted during the past three weeks for participating and helping to decide the Coast Guard Photo of the Year.
“Holding On” is a moving photograph, with a great a story behind the photo. Here is an excerpt:
“Jacob Butierries was diagnosed with spinal muscular atrophy when he was just four months old. Doctors gave Jacob between four months and one year to live. Son of Petty Officer 1st Class Dennis Butierries, an aviation electronics technician stationed at Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point in Hawaii, Jacob was born into a Coast Guard family. Jacob’s grandfather previously served aboard Rush as the engineering officer and retired after 33 years.”
Read more about Jacob and thank you again to all of our fans for voting.