Red Cross honors 1st Coast Guard District members

Senator Richardred Blumenthal, the senior United States Senator of Connecticut, and two members of the Red Cross pose with 1st Coast Guard District members during the 17th annual Red Cross Connecticut Heroes Breakfast in Stamford, Connecticut, April 29, 2016. This year the American Red Cross selected 14 Coast Guardsmen for recognition as Connecticut Military Heroes for their role in the rescue of two men aboard the recreational vessel Blue Eyes on Nov. 13, 2015, in Fishers Island Sound on the eastern end of the Long Island Sound.

STAMFORD, Conn. –The Red Cross honored 1st Coast Guard District members during the 17th annual Red Cross Connecticut Heroes Breakfast in Stamford, Connecticut, today.

Red Cross Heroes Breakfasts are signature community events recognizing everyday men, women, and youths who have undertaken extraordinary acts of kindness and courage to prevent and alleviate human suffering, exemplifying the true spirit of the American Red Cross.

This year the American Red Cross selected 14 Coast Guardsmen for recognition as Connecticut Military Heroes for their role in the rescue of two men aboard the recreational vessel Blue Eyes on Nov. 13, 2015, in Fishers Island Sound on the eastern end of the Long Island Sound.

Those involved in the rescue of the two men aboard the Blue Eyes include:

Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound Command Center

  • Lt. Jonathan Tschudy
  • Chief Petty Officer Frank St. Pierre
  • Petty Officer 1st Class Scotty Hendricks
  • Petty Officer 2nd Class Rose Robles
  • Petty Officer 3rd Class Macie Wienke

Coast Guard Station New London

  • Petty Officer 2nd Class Joseph Stoltz
  • Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick White
  • Petty Officer 2nd Class Joseph Zeni
  • Petty Officer 3rd Class Jordan Pearson

Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod

  • Lt. Cmdr. Kevin Garcia
  • Lt. Cmdr. Ryan Tickell
  • Petty Officer 3rd Class Eric Woods
  • Petty Officer 3rd Class Jon Michael
  • Petty Officer 3rd Class David Sully
  • Petty Officer 3rd Class Josh Barlow

The actions of the 14 Coast Guardsmen involved in this case demonstrate the selflessness Coast Guard men and women undertake to assist people in distress.

Each year, the Red Cross accepts nominations from the public for recognition of people who go above and beyond in service to others, exemplifying the spirit of our own mission. These heroes are honored in recognition of their good works.

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