The Coast Guard protects and defends more than 100,000 miles of U.S. coastline and inland waterways, and safeguards an Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) encompassing 4.5 million square miles, which is the largest EEZ in the world! View this “Week in the Life” blog to see what Coast Guard members accomplished on Fridays during February.
Tag: silver lifesaving medal
The men knew they had saved two lives that day, what they were unaware of is that due to their actions, they would join the ranks of a very small group of recipients for a very prestigious award.
UPDATE: As a Dunwoody, Ga., native Petty Officer 3rd Class Thomas McArthur was a guest on MyFOX Atlanta Nov. 3. Click to watch his interview. Petty Officer 3rd Class Thomas McArthur recieves an award during a Scouting Salutes the Military event Oct. 27, 2011. McArthur was honored by the Boy Scouts for rescuing 12 people
The Silver Lifesaving Medal is awarded by the Commandant of the Coast Guard to any person who rescues, or attempts to rescue, any person from perilous events on the water. Since 1874, approximately 1,900 Silver Lifesaving Medals have been awarded. U.S. Coast Guard Photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nathan Bradshaw. Every day Coast Guard
Vice Adm. Sally Brice-O’Hara presents the Certificate of Valor to Alwin J. Landry, master of the offshore supply vessel Damon B. Bankston. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Bill Colclough. When the mobile offshore drilling unit Deepwater Horizon exploded and caught fire April 20, 2010, her crew fought bravely for first their
Petty Officer 2nd Class Erik R. Conatser, an information systems technician stationed aboard U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Waesche, and former Petty Officer 2nd Class Ramu Linsky with Chris Williams and his mother Sarah Williams after being presented with Silver Life Saving Medals. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Caleb Critchfield. With contributions