Coast Guard to present Certificates of Valor

SEATTLE — Coast Guard Captain of the Port, Capt. Suzanne Englebert will present Certificates of Valor to Mr. Bruce Johnson and Mr. Stevie Kokita for their heroic actions on the evening of June 28, 2008.

Johnson and Kokita rescued a man from a vehicle that plunged into Puget Sound after the vehicle smashed through the parking lot barrier in the Des Moines Marina in Des Moines, Wash. Johnson and Kokita immediately jumped into the water to assist with the rescue. The driver of the automobile was taken safely to shore. Tragically, the passenger died in the accident.

The Certificate of Valor is awarded to those who exhibit courage in saving a life or attempting to save a life at extreme risk.

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