Benjamin Bottoms eagerly volunteered to accompany the pilot, Lt. John A. Pritchard, of the cutter’s plane on the hazardous rescue flight. Though no one ever before had successfully landed a plane on the ice cap, the two men were confident that the rescue could be accomplished.
Check out this story for some great video coverage of the ravine rescue mentioned in yesterday’s itCG post. You can also find this video and more Coast Guard video footage on our YouTube channel at USCGImagery here or on the Coast Guard Visual Imagery Web site. Story here Remember the Guardian of the Week post
On Fridays we are going to be featuring a Coast Guard hero, the “Guardian of the Week”. This will be someone who has done something that makes them stand out, saving a life, a great achievement in their field, doing something that made a mission a success, etc. At the top of the page you