Air Station Traverse City to honor Coast Guard Vietnam Combat Search and Rescue pilots

Air Station Traverse City to honor Coast Guard Vietnam Combat Search and Rescue pilots
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — The officers and crew of Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City will dedicate a mural to honor the Coast Guard’s Vietnam Combat Search and Rescue pilots, May 13, as part of the National Vietnam War Commemoration program to memorialize the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War. The 6-feet high by 8-feet wide mural is a timeline of the pilots’ activities during the Vietnam...

Overlooked service

Overlooked service
Lt. Jack Rittichier in front of an HH-52A prior to his deployment to Vietnam–another Coast Guard exchange pilot, LCDR Lonnie Mixon–is to Rittichier’s right by Lt. Krystyn Pecora Every day, dozens of military members, retirees and family members hurriedly pass through the doors of the administration building at the Coast Guard base in Portsmouth, Virginia. For most of these individuals,...

Kent State honors fallen Coast Guard Aviator

Story and photo by Petty Officer First Class John Masson,U.S. Coast Guard Reserve It was the kind of weather that only a Guardian could love, a recent Ohio evening replete with drenching rain layered atop that first autumnal chill. The kind of night all too familiar to those who put their lives on the line for others.