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One of the Coast Guard Foundation's most solemn missions is to provide comfort to those who have
suffered the loss of a loved one in the line of duty. When a family or Coast Guard unit is faced with the
unthinkable, the Foundation steps in and provides immediate financial relief, whether it's a care package,
or paying for an airline ticket for a family member to attend her loved one's memorial service.
This video tells the story of Lisa Moletzsky and Audrey Gill, two people who the Coast Guard
Foundation have helped in times of need.

New York Dinner Awards 2011

Coast Guard Foundation Awards for Heroism 2011

At the Foundation's 31st Annual Salute to the Coast Guard in New York City, October 13, 2011, two crews were awarded for their exceptional heroism in the line of duty. The crew of a fast-rescue boat, CG-MLB 47254, from Tillamook Bay, Oregon was awarded for the heroism they displayed in rescuing a crew of fishermen whose boat was capsized and torn in half by a 16-foot wave last October. The helicopter crew of CG-6038, from Sitka, Alaska was honored for a rescue of an injured hiker from a remote mountain cliff.

Tillamook Bay, Oregon Award Video

The boat crew members are: BM2 Conor Bennett, BM3 Matthew Karas, and SN Austin Bartosz.

Sitka, Alaska Award Video

The helicopter crew consisted of: LT Andrew Schanno, LT William Snyder, AMT3 Nicholas Giumette and AST2 Craig Powers.

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