Coast Guard honors Silver Lifesaving Medal recipient at memorial service in Astoria

Coast Guard honors Silver Lifesaving Medal recipient at memorial service in Astoria
Lt. Jessica Shafer, commander of Coast Guard Station Cape Disappointment, and Lt. Cmdr. Thomas Condit, branch chief of MobileTraining Unit at Training Center Cape May, N.J., cradle the American flag and Gordon Huggins’ remains during a memorial service at Barbey Maritime Center in Astoria, Ore., March 30, 2019. ASTORIA, Ore. — The Coast Guard rendered military honors during a memorial service for...

Coast Guard honors crews of Triumph, Mermaid during memorial ceremony

Coast Guard honors crews of Triumph, Mermaid during memorial ceremony
ILWACO, Wash. — The Coast Guard honored the crews of the 52-foot motor lifeboat Triumph and the 38-foot fishing vessel Mermaid during a memorial service at Coast Guard Station Cape Disappointment in Ilwaco, Saturday. Five Coast Guard members and the two-man crew of the Mermaid were lost when severe weather sank both vessels, Jan. 12, 1961. “This means a lot to a lot of us who were stationed...