Funeral Scheduled for CG-6505 Crew Member AST1 David Skimin

Washington – The Coast Guard announced today that a memorial service for Petty Office First Class David Skimin will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 20, 2008. AST1 Skimin was killed on September 4, 20008 in Hawaii when the HH-65C helicopter he was flying in, CG-6505, crashed.

The memorial service will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Lattter Day Saints, 3860 N. Waterman Ave, San Bernadino, CA 92404. Phone 909-881-0869. Directions to the church can be found at Yahoo Local.

The family has invited all Coast Guard personnel to attend. For those attending prescribed uniform is SDB Bravo. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Coast Guard Foundation in the name of AST1 David Skimin.

The Commandant also announced that the national ensign will be flown at half mast all day on all Coast Guard buildings, grounds and vessels not underway.

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