Coast Guard awards Distinguished Flying Cross in Mobile, Alabama

Capt. William Sasser, the commanding officer of Aviation Training Center Mobile, Alabama, presents a Distinguished Flying Cross to Lt. Gregory Bukata for his actions during Hurricane Harvey in Mobile January 31, 2020. The Distinguished Flying Cross is America’s oldest military aviation award. (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo/Released)

Capt. William Sasser presents a Distinguished Flying Cross to Lt. Gregory Bukata for his actions during Hurricane Harvey in Mobile January 31, 2020. (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo/Released)

NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard presented the Distinguished Flying Cross to Lt. Gregory Bukata in Mobile, Alabama, Friday.

Bukata was involved in the Coast Guard response during Hurricane Harvey in 2017, where he was instrumental in the rescue of 108 people.

The Distinguished Flying Cross is America’s oldest military aviation award. It is awarded for heroism or extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight, in a manner that is distinctive and not routine.


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