The U.S. Coast Guard’s third 154-foot fast response cutter, the William Flores, was launched at Bollinger Shipyards in Lockport, La., today. Seaman Apprentice William Ray “Billy” Flores was honored posthumously with the Coast Guard Medal after he sacrificed his life to help his shipmates after a collision between his cutter and an oil tanker Jan.
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This post is last in a series about Adm. Bob Papp’s visit last week to Alaska and the Arctic. Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp tours Coast Guard facilities in Valdez, Alaska, Aug. 11, 2011. U.S. Coast Guard Photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Kelley. While America is a maritime nation, Alaska is one