Coast Guard awards bar pilots for Columbia River rescue

Coast Guard awards bar pilots for Columbia River rescue
ASTORIA, Ore. — Coast Guard Sector Columbia River awarded three Columbia River Bar Pilot employees with U.S. Coast Guard Public Service Certificates of Merit during an award ceremony held at Sector Columbia River in Warrenton, Ore., Wednesday. Capt. Bruce Jones, Sector Columbia River commander, presented the awards to Leroy Schlecht, George Ware, and Gerrald Tucker for rescuing a man stranded in...