Coast Guard Cutter Blackthorn memorial service to be held Wednesday

ST.PETERSBURG, Fla. – The public is invited to attend a memorial service for the 23 Coast Guardsmen lost in the sinking of the Coast Guard Cutter Blackthorn on Jan. 28, 1980. The ceremony is scheduled for 11 a.m. Jan. 28, at Blackthorn Memorial Park off Interstate 275 on the north end of the Sunshine Skyway Bridge in St. Petersburg.