It is an absolute privilege to be a Coast Guard pilot. This has been my dream job since my dad took me to my first air show when I was 8 years old. The profession is not void of danger; the duties not lacking in uncertainty. But the prospect of helping perfect strangers while working as a team is as outstanding as I can conceive.
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On Feb. 28, 2012, four Coast Guard members lost their lives in a helicopter crash that was felt by every one of the service’s approximate 42,000 men and women. Lt. Shannon Scaff, an instructor with the Coast Guard’s Maritime Law Enforcement Academy in Charleston, South Carolina, and long time friend of Lt. Cmdr. Dale Taylor, decided to invest his grief into something positive: a test of his mind, body and will.
As we observe the manners of our profession this Memorial Day, we remember and honor our nation’s Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines and Coast Guardsmen who died while in military service. We must never forget that freedom is not free, but is only made possible by the thousands of patriots who stood the watch and selflessly made the ultimate sacrifice to serve our nation. We owe them an eternal debt of gratitude.
Petty Officer 3rd Class Andrew Knight was honored earlier today in a memorial service for the crew of Coast Guard helicopter 6535. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Kelley. Hours ago, response personnel recovered Petty Officer 3rd Class Andrew Knight, the flight mechanic and fourth crew member of Coast Guard helicopter
Coast Guard Aviation Training Center Mobile, Ala., personnel and family members pay their respects during a ceremony honoring the service and memories of Coast Guard helicopter 6535. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Kelley. Earlier today the Coast Guard bid farewell to four of its own. In a memorial service held