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  • Hall of Heroes: Wall of Remembrance 1980-1989
    catastrophic malfunction in flight LT Perlt and his crew were attempting to make an emergency landing at Naval Station Roosevelt Roads Puerto Rico All aboard were lost Koteek Mark E Class of 1988 K AC on July 12th 1994 Killed while piloting Coast Guard HH 65 Dolphin helicopter in fog off the northern California coast during the search for a stranded fishing boat The helicopter smashed into a rocky cliff

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  • Hall of Heroes: Wall of Remembrance 1990-1999
    2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 Cadet Memorial Wall Nomination Procedure Contact WALL OF REMEMBRANCE 1990 1999 Barnes Che Lieutenant Commander Class of 1996 Killed in Aircraft Ops on Oct 29th 2009 On October 29th 2009 LCDR Barnes was piloting CG 1705 out of Air Station Sacramento California during a search for an overdue 12 foot pleasure craft approximately 15 miles east of San Clemente Island CG 1705 and

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  • Hall of Heroes: Wall of Remembrance 2000-2009
    Krueger was the aircraft commander of an MH 60 Jayhawk during a cross country flight from North Carolina to return the aircraft to Sitka Alaska After refueling at Air Station Astoria the MH 60 impacted power cables strung from LaPush to James Island across the mouth of the Quillayute River and crashed Download pdf Bryant Adam Lieutenant Class of 2003 Killed in Aircraft Ops on Oct 29th 2009 On October

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  • Hall of Heroes: Wall of Gallantry
    Nomination Procedure Contact Wall of Gallantry Each year a specially appointed Cadet Awards Board selects up to twelve Academy Alumni from a larger group of nominees to be honored for distinguished acts of heroic service Honorees are recognized in the fall at an induction ceremony held in their honor and then featured on the Wall of Gallantry This display is part of the Chase Hall Hall of Heroes corridor and pays tribute to individuals who ve earned an outstanding award The Wall of Gallantry serves as a regular reminder to cadets and the public of the scope of responsibilities and sacrifice demanded of Coast Guard officers throughout history Plaques include the individual s photo a citation with detailed recounting of the circumstances which led to the honor and a map marking the geographic point of the heroic act Some plaques also include career highlights as a postscript though it should be noted that plaques of officers who are not yet fully retired may not reflect accomplishments subsequent to their induction ceremonies Select the year in the left navigation to learn more about those alumni who have been honored in the past The following 2015 honorees were inducted on November 6

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  • Wall of Gallantry
    wars is certainly a great model for cadets to aspire to Download pdf T James Crotty Lieutenant Class of 1934 Bronze Star Medal For service as set forth in the following Citation Lieutenant T James Crotty is cited for outstanding service in connection with operations against enemy Japanese forces in the Pacific War Area from October 1941 to May 1942 Highly skilled in the handling of explosives Lieutenant Crotty ably supervised the demolition of the U S S Sea Lion together with other naval military and important civilian establishments to prevent them from falling into the hands of the enemy during the evacuation of Manila and the Cavite Navy Yard areas in December 1941 Subsequently attached to the U S S Quail as Executive Officer he rendered invaluable assistance to his ship during mine sweeping operations and the bombardment of the west coast of Bataan and returning to Fort Mills as Adjutant of the Headquarters Guard Battalion continued to discharge his responsibilities under extremely hazardous conditions until the capitulation of the forts in the Manila Bay area By his courage marked professional ability and unswerving devotion to duty throughout this critical period Lieutenant Crotty served to inspire all who observed him and upheld the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service Download pdf Joseph M Maka Captain Class of 1964 Bronze Star with Combat Distinguishing Device For service as set forth in the following Citation Lieutenant Joseph M Maka was cited for meritorious achievement on 13 May 1967 while serving as Commanding Officer of the USCGC Point Kennedy WPB 82320 operating in enemy waters off the coast of the Republic of Vietnam The Point Kennedy was assigned the mission of escorting a U S Navy sounding survey boat in hostile waters when the boat came under intense enemy fire from the beach The survey boat sustained a direct hit at the waterline and began to sink Lieutenant then Lieutenant Junior Grade Maka unhesitatingly placed the Point Kennedy in the line of fire between the enemy sally and the survey boat in order to shield it from further gunfire by securing the boat alongside The Point Kennedy returned the enemy s gunfire expending 1 500 rounds of 50 caliber machine gun ammunition to suppress the Viet Cong barrage while simultaneously screening the survey boat from attack rescuing the boat s crew and salvaging the sinking boat While the Point Kennedy s salvage crew was controlling the flooding damage to the survey boat to prevent it from sinking the Point Kennedy came under fire from the enemy s shore batteries In the face of intense recoilless rifle fire impacting within twenty yards of his own vessel Lieutenant Maka directed extremely accurate mortar fire from the Point Kennedy at the enemy cannonade and called in a combat air strike against these enemy emplacements Through his effective and well coordinated efforts in damage control his superb seamanship and his accurate gunfire he saved a valuable survey boat and its crew while bringing his

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  • United States Coast Guard Academy
    in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service Download pdf John G Denninger Jr Captain Class of 1962 Distinguished Flying Cross For service as set forth in the following Citation For extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight during the predawn hours of 14 February 1974 as aircraft commander of Coast Guard HH 3F 1481 helicopter engaged in the perilous rescue of four crewmen of the fishing vessel Normar under extremely hazardous conditions in the Shelikof Strait Gulf of Alaska The vessel had been trapped by a vicious storm in the Shelikof Strait grounded in a cove along the mountainous Alaska Peninsula and capsized due to heavy superstructure icing encountered in the hurricane force wind swept seas The four man crew abandoned their vessel and took refuge in a life raft tethered to her stern Lieutenant Commander Denninger and his crew dispatched from Kodiak Air Station successfully battled 70 knott winds severe turbulence and near zero visibility due to sea smoke spray and fog until they reached the distress scene 180 miles from Kodiak Carefully coordination instruction from an orbiting C 130 and information from radar he skillfully maneuvered the helicopter along the jagged coastline into the narrow mountainous cove in which the Normar lay capsized and broken and located the survivors huddled in a raft Lieutenant Commander Denninger immediately established and maintained an exact hover over the wind driven raft in the face of the 2 500 foot mountain directly in front of him and steep cliffs on two sides which restricted maneuverability Although the Normar caught fire during the hoisting operation further compounding the hazardous flying conditions as smoke and fuel vapors enshrouded the helicopter Lieutenant Commander Denninger undaunted maintained his position throughout the 13 minute hover until all survivors had been hoisted to safety With expert prevision he then maneuvered the helicopter to escape the confines of the hazardous cove before setting course for Kodiak Lieutenant Commander Denninger s expert aeronautical skill and dauntless valor throughout this perilous mission resulted in saving the lives of the men His heroic courage sound judgment and unwavering devotion to duty are in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Coast Guard Lieutenant Commander Denninger was also awarded a second Distinguished Flying Cross and a Coast Guard Commendation Medal for heroism during his career Lieutenant Commander Denninger retired with the rank of Captain Download pdf David L Andrews Captain Class of 1963 Distinguished Flying Cross For service as set forth in the following Citation Lieutenant Commander Andrews is cited for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight on the night of 13 March 1973 as pilot and aircraft commander of Coast Guard HH 3F 1436 helicopter engaged in the perilous hoist of two crewmen from the sinking fishing vessel Norden The aircraft had been dispatched from the Air Station San Diego to assist the Norden which was disabled and adrift in 20 foot seas with winds exceeding 40 knots in a position 25 miles southwest

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  • following his final assignment as Commanding Officer of Coast Guard Base New York Download pdf John S Davis Lieutenant Class of 1961 Navy and Marine Corps Medal For service as set forth in the following Citation For heroism while serving as a pilot of HU 16E on 19 April 1968 Lieutenant Davis landed in the semiprotected waters between Panay and Catanduanes Islands Republic of the Philippines to evacuate the Executive Officer of the USS MAURY ACS 16 Upon departure the doctor on board the aircraft specified that the flight should proceed at the minimum altitude possible due to the critical intestinal block of the Executive Officer This was accomplished through a hazardous unfamiliar mountain range by utilizing the river valleys and gullies Lieutenant Davis superior demonstration of professionalism and airmanship resulted in the possible saving of a life and were keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service Lieutenant Davis retired at the rank of Commander Download pdf Kenneth W Thompson Commander Class of 1964 Meritorious Unit Commendation For service as set forth in the following summary of action For meritorious service on 11 October 1982 while serving as Commanding Officer of CGC Vigorous in rescuing survivors of the capsized sailing vessel Gonzo While proceeding to avoid a severe storm Vigorous was diverted to the Gonzo through the weather The first vessel on scene was the 870 foot tanker California Getty who was unable to retrieve the three persons but remained until the arrival of Vigorous who was vectored to the scene by a Coast Guard C 130 and Canadian P 3 aircraft Winds of forty knots and seas of twenty feet forced recovery on the forecastle using a horse collar from the deployed helicopter With the California Getty stationed up sea to create a lee Vigorous positioned herself upwind and drifted down on Gonzo While the horse collar was being streamed Vigorous backed down slightly allowing Gonzo to slip under the stem Each Gonzo crewmember donned the horse collar jumped into the sea and was quickly hauled aboard the Vigorous and they were all safe within thirty nine minutes The outstanding professional seamanship teamwork and innovative rescue techniques performed under extremely arduous and demanding conditions by Vigorous are most highly commended and are in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Coast Guard Commander Thompson went on to retire at the rank of Captain Download pdf Richard W Walton Lieutenant Junior Grade Class of 1965 Bronze Star Medal with Combat Distinguishing Device V For service as set forth in the following Citation For meritorious service while serving with U S Naval Forces Vietnam as Commanding Officer USCGC Point Grey Lieutenant Junior Grade Walton engaged in the interdiction of a Communist insurgent resupply ship on 1 March 1968 He contributed very significantly to driving the enemy vessel ashore resulting in its subsequent self destruction His magnificent use of his vessel s weaponry resulted in numerous hits on the armed enemy ship the suppression of return

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  • Hall of Heroes: Wall of Gallantry 2012
    that protruded from a sheer drop on three sides and a steep mountain wall on the other Displaying expert aeronautical skill and aided only by the helicopter s landing lights in reaching the landing site he airlifted the severely injured survivor to a waiting ambulance He then made three subsequent flights to the crash scene to remove the remaining survivors to safety Lieutenant Commander Hsu s remarkable ability perseverance and initiative were instrumental in the timely rescue of the survivors His courage sound judgment and unwavering devotion to duty are in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Coast Guard Lieutenant Commander Hsu retired at the rank of Captain Captain Hsu was born in 1936 in Shantung Province in China and immigrated to the United States with his family when he was eleven years old In 1962 he became the first native Chinese American to graduate from the Coast Guard Academy In 1986 forty years after his family first fled the Japanese invasion and then the Chinese Communist Revolution as Commander of Air Station Barber s Point Hawaii he flew a Coast Guard HC 130 aircraft to Beijing the first visit by a U S military aircraft to Communist China since 1947 He led the U S delegation at the Beijing aerospace exhibition Captain Hsu s last act of gallantry was battling brain cancer at the leading edge of medical technology He lost that battle in 2007 Download pdf Ernst M Cummings Lieutenant Junior Grade Class of 1963 Bronze Star Medal with Combat Distinguishing Device V For service as set forth in the following Citation For meritorious service from January to October 1966 while serving as Commanding Officer USCGC Point Grace a unit attached to Division Thirteen Coast Guard Squadron One in Southeast Asia On 9 May 1966 upon detecting a sampan attempting to cross the Soi Rap River Point Grace succeeded in capturing the sampan and three Viet Cong The sampan contained rifles ammunition personal effects and various other materials Lieutenant Junior Grade Cummings personally interrogated the prisoners utilizing a Vietnamese liaison officer as interpreter As a result valuable intelligence information was gained In addition Point Grace during April and May 1966 under Lieutenant Junior Grade Cummings leadership was engaged in MARKET TIME and GAME WARDER patrol duties During this period Point Grace cruised a total of 6 828 miles detected 2 483 junks inspected or boarded 1 138 junks and took into custody one suspect junk and three Viet Cong suspects By his outstanding leadership qualities intelligence and courageous response Lieutenant Junior Grade Cummings upheld the highest traditions of the United States Armed Services Lieutenant Junior Grade Cummings retired at the rank of Captain He also served as the 18th Commanding Officer of Coast Guard Barque Eagle Download pdf Thomas R Pennington Lieutenant Class of 1965 Bronze Star Medal with Combat Distinguishing Device V For service as set forth in the following Citation For meritorious service while serving with friendly foreign forces engaged in armed conflict

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