ILWACO, Wash. — The Coast Guard is scheduled to host a memorial service, Saturday, at the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center in tribute to Coast Guardsmen and mariners who lost their lives during seven separate tragic accidents involving Coast Guard personnel and assets in the Pacific Northwest.
The tribute recognizes:
- The seven lives, five Coast Guardsmen and two mariners, lost, Jan. 12, 1961, attempted rescue of two crew members aboard the 38-foot fishing vessel Mermaid by the crew of the 52-foot Motor Life Boat Triumph near the Columbia River Bar.
- The four lives, all Coast Guardsmen lost aboard a 36-foot motor life boat, Feb. 5, 1946.
- The three lives, all Coast Guardsmen, lost of 10 aboard Coast Guard 41-foot Utility Boat 41332, Nov. 15, 1977, during night navigation training near the Columbia River Bar.
- The one life, a Coast Guard aviator aboard Coast Guard aircraft 1353, Nov. 14, 1981.
- The three lives, one Coast Guardsman and two mariners, lost, Jan. 11, 1991, during rescue operations, of the 75-foot fishing vessel Sea King in, which two Sea King crew members were rescued near the the Columbia River Bar.
- The three lives, all Coast Guardsmen, lost during the Feb. 12, 1997, rescue operations of two crew members aboard the 31-foot sailing vessel Gale Runner near the Quillayute River Bar.
- The three lives, all Coast Guard aviators aboard HH-60 Jayhawk helicopter 6017 from Coast Guard Air Station Sitka, Alaska, lost, July 7, 2010, during return flight from Astoria, Oregon.
Personnel at Coast Guard Station Cape Disappointment host this memorial service annually at the beginning of the new year in honor of Coast Guardsmen who paid the