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    Thumbs up Coast Guard pilots honored

    Pilots that were at the Horizon disaster were honored. One of the lead pilots is a cousin of mine.

    Coast Guard Foundation honors Deepwater Horizon responders « Coast Guard Compass

    Coast Guard Foundation honors Deepwater Horizon responders
    Wednesday, April 20, 2011

    Posted by: CDR Glynn Smith


    The crews of CG6605, CG6531, CG6576, CG6508, CG6010 and CG2308 out of Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans and Aviation Training Center Mobile were recognized by the Coast Guard Foundation as the 2011 Guardians of the Heartland. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Ademide Adedokun.
    Written by Ademide Adedokun.

    Last week, the Coast Guard Foundation presented the Guardian of the Heartland award to the flight crews who took part in the search and rescue mission following the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig one year ago today.


    Vice Commandant of the Coast Guard Vice Admiral Sally Brice-O’Hara presented ten Coast Guard Air Medals, five Coast Guard Meritorious Service Medals, three Coast Guard Commendation Medals, four Coast Guard and one Commandant's Letter of Commendation to members of six aircrews who responded to the Deepwater Horizon explosion and fire. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Ademide Adedokun.
    The award presentation was part of the Foundation’s annual “Tribute to the 8th Coast Guard District” dinner in New Orleans. The district spans 26 states, more than 1,200 miles of coastline and more than 10 thousand miles of inland waterways from Florida to Mexico, including the entire navigable lengths of the Mississippi, Ohio, Missouri, Illinois and Tennessee river systems.

    The rescue of 115 members of the Deepwater Horizon crew was a joint effort by the crew of the Damon B. Bankston, an offshore supply vessel, and six Coast Guard aircrews who evacuated the survivors
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    Well done all around. Thank you to all the flight crews and those who keep them in the air.

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