Coast Guard captain receives praise for leadership during Deepwater Horizon response

SAN PEDRO, Calif. – Coast Guard Capt. Roger Laferriere was awarded the Legion of Merit for his role as an Incident Commander in Louisiana during the Deepwater Horizon oil spill response. The Eleventh District Commander, Coast Guard Rear Adm. Joseph “Pepe” Castillo, presented the award during a ceremony on Terminal Island, Oct. 15, 2011. Laferriere was recognized for his effective...