Coast Guard rescuers receive award as grateful rescuee looks on

Story and photos by Petty Officer Jonathan Lindberg EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP, N.J. – Dec. 23, 2010 is a day Petty Officer 3rd Class John Opsal will remember the rest of his life. As an aviation survival technician at Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City, N.J., Opsal trains to save people in distress everyday. But on this day, two days before Christmas, he was able to put that training into practice...

Coast Guard crews to receive recognition in Egg Harbor Township, NJ

USCG file photo EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP, N.J. – Coast Guard Rear Adm. William “Dean” Lee, 5th District commander, and Master Chief Petty Officer Stephen Dykema, 5th District command master chief, are scheduled to formally recognize members from local Coast Guard units for their role in the rescue of a man seven miles south of Cape May, during a ceremony scheduled for 11 a.m., Tuesday at Coast...