Coast Guardsman receives Secretary of Homeland Security’s Award for Valor

 Coast Guardsman receives Secretary of Homeland Security’s Award for Valor
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – A Coast Guardsman received the Secretary’s Award for Valor from Secretary of Homeland Security, Jeh Charles Johnson, in Washington, D.C., May 7, 2014. Cheif Petty Officer Jesse Meerscheidt stands alongside Vice Adm. Peter Neffenger, the Deputy Commandant for Operations to accept the Secretary of Homeland Security’s Award for Valor, May 7, 2014, in Washington, D.C. Chief...

Coast Guardsman pulls woman from burning car after head-on collision

Coast Guardsman pulls woman from burning car after head-on collision
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A 36-year-old woman is safe after a Coast Guardsman pulled her from a burning car after she was involved in a head-on collision in Corpus Christi, Tuesday. At approximately 7:30 a.m., Chief Petty Officer Jesse Meerscheidt, a gunner’s mate at Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi, was driving to work when he witnessed two vehicles crash. Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer Jesse...