Station Quillayute River honors fallen Coast Guardsmen

Station Quillayute River honors fallen Coast Guardsmen in La Push, Wash.On Feb. 12, 1997. Petty Officer 2nd Class David Bosley, Petty Officer 3rd Class Matthew Schlimme and Seaman Clinton Miniken were ejected from their lifeboat when it capsized, while the crew was responding to a sinking sailboat, and did not survive the incident.

The crew holds a memorial ceremony every year on the anniversary of the incident.

 

A memorial wreath with a the words “Gone But Never Forgotten” stands in front of the permanent memorial honoring three crew members from Coast Guard Station Quillayute River who lost their lives during a rescue mission 18 years ago, in La Push, Wash.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Master Chief Petty Officer Charles Lindsey)

A memorial wreath with a the words “Gone But Never Forgotten” stands in front of the permanent memorial honoring three crew members from Coast Guard Station Quillayute River who lost their lives during a rescue mission 18 years ago, in La Push, Wash. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Master Chief Petty Officer Charles Lindsey)

Crew members from Coast Guard Station Quillayute River in La Push, Wash., prepare to lay a wreath into the water in honor of three crew members who lost their lives during a rescue mission in 1997. At the time of the incident, the three crew members were the first Coast Guardsmen to lose their lives in 30 years. (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Coast Guard Station Quillayute River)

Crew members from Coast Guard Station Quillayute River in La Push, Wash., prepare to lay a wreath into the water in honor of three crew members who lost their lives during a rescue mission in 1997. (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Coast Guard Station Quillayute River)

Two crew members assigned to Coast Guard Station Quillayute River in La Push, Wash., lay a wreath into the water from a 47-foot Motor Life Boat in honor of three crew members who lost their lives during a rescue mission on Feb. 12, 1997. The crew holds a memorial ceremony every year on the anniversary of the incident. (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Coast Guard Station Quillayute River)

Two crew members assigned to Coast Guard Station Quillayute River in La Push, Wash., lay a wreath into the water from a 47-foot Motor Life Boat in honor of three crew members who lost their lives during a rescue mission on Feb. 12, 1997.(U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Coast Guard Station Quillayute River)

 

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