Ceremonial groundbreaking and remembrance ceremony for Rescue 1705

1705 memorial illustratoin

Illustration of proposed memorial for Coast Guard Rescue 1705

MCCLELLAN, Calif. – Coast Guard Air Station Sacramento is scheduled to hold a remembrance ceremony Friday, Oct. 29, honoring the HC-130 crew of Coast Guard Rescue 1705 that crashed one year ago. The event will also serve as the ceremonial groundbreaking for a memorial being built on the grounds of the air station in their honor.

Coast Guard members, family, friends and supporters have worked to establish this memorial as an inspirational symbol of the dedication and sacrifice of the crew of Rescue 1705. At the ceremony, Air Station Sacramento will display the design centerpiece of this memorial and several personalized bricks that will be installed during construction over the coming months.

This event is not open to the public.

While conducting a search and rescue mission, Coast Guard Rescue 1705 collided with a U.S. Marine Corps Super Cobra helicopter collided Oct. 29, 2009 near San Clemente Island, Calif. That night, the Coast Guard lost Lt. Cmdr. Che Barnes, Lt. Adam Bryant, Chief Petty Officer John Seidman, Petty Officer 2nd Class Carl Grigonis, Petty Officer 2nd Class Monica Beacham, Petty Officer 2nd Class Jason Moletzsky, Petty Officer 3rd Class Danny Kreder, from the Marine Corps, Maj. Samuel Leigh and 1st Lt. Thomas Claiborne.

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