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...

U.S. Coast Guard to suspend search for missing pilot; releases identity

HONOLULU — U.S. Coast Guard search and rescue crews plan to suspend the search for a Coast Guard pilot missing after an HH-65 Dolphin helicopter crashed Thursday evening approximately five miles south of Honolulu International Airport. The pilot, Cmdr. Thomas Nelson, 42, of Staten Island, N.Y., went missing after the HH-65 crashed with three other crewmembers aboard during a training flight off...