Coast Guard Medal for Heroism presented to Westport, Wash. Coast Guardsman

Coast Guard Medal for Heroism presented to Westport, Wash. Coast Guardsman
Rear Adm. David Throop, commander Coast Guard 13th District, presents the Coast Guard Medal to Petty Officer 1st Class Jacob Hylkema,  April 6, 2018. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Levi Read. WESTPORT, Wash. — The Coast Guard presented the Coast Guard Medal for Heroism to Petty Officer 1st Class Jacob Hylkema at Coast Guard Station Grays Harbor in Westport, Washington on  Friday. The...

Coast Guard member to receive national recognition for at sea rescue

Coast Guard member to receive national recognition for at sea rescue
Petty Officer 2nd Class Jacob Hylkema U.S. Coast Guard photo SEATTLE — The Coast Guard announced Wednesday that the Association for Rescue at Sea has selected Petty Officer 2nd Class Jacob Hylkema, a boatswain’s mate at Coast Guard Station Grays Harbor, to receive the 2016 AFRAS Gold Medal. The AFRAS Gold Medal is awarded annually to a Coast Guard enlisted member who exhibited exceptional courage...