Flags of our fallen

Story by Petty Officer 3rd Class Angela Henderson The orange sun slowly sets over the horizon on a perfect day near the shores of Hawaii’s famous landmark, Diamond Head. The ruddy rays reflect off a 47-foot motor life boat floating gently in the sea; its boat crew scans the sky while two bright orange rescue helicopters separate from the dense, green foliage of the tropical island. One helicopter...

Memorial to be dedicated at Air Station Barbers Point on anniversary of fatal helicopter crash

HONOLULU — The U.S. Coast Guard is scheduled to dedicate a memorial at Air Station Barbers Point Friday at 9:30 a.m., honoring the crews of two fatal crashes, that of the ‘CG1420’ in 1982 and of the ‘CG6505’ in 2008. The memorial will be unveiled on the first anniversary of the loss of ‘CG6505.’

Air Station Barbers Point to Dedicate Aircrew Memorial

Honolulu – Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point, Hawaii will dedicate an Aircrew Memorial honoring the crews of CG6505 and CG1420 on September 4. The memorial will be unveiled on the one year anniversary of the loss of CG6505.

Coast Guard Air Station San Francisco honors fallen aircrew of helicopter 6505

SAN FRANCISCO — Coast Guard Air Station San Francisco participated in a tribute on Wednesday and Thursday in honor of the Honolulu-based helicopter crew who perished in a nighttime training accident in September 2008.

KHNL Honolulu Report on CG6505 Crash – video

Friday rescue crews searched up and down the coast for any sign of the missing crew member of the Coast Guard HH-65 Dolphin helicopter (CG6505), that crashed Thursday night during a training exercise. This news report from KHNL in Honolulu includes comments from the 14th District Commander at his Friday afternoon news briefing, an interview with one of the pilots of the Air Force C-7 that witnessed...

Coast Guard Foundation Establishes Family Disaster Relief Fund”

The Coast Guard Foundation has established a “Family Disaster Relief Fund” to assist the families of the aircrew of CG6505.  The following is from the foundation website. During the evening of September 4, 2008 the Coast Guard suffered the tragic loss of a Coast Guard Helicopter CG-6505 and its crew from Air Station Barbers Point in Hawaii. “The Coast Guard Foundation’s Board of Trustees...