SOS Coast Guard Rescue NIGHT FLIGHT on Discovery Channel
"Clearwater Coast Guard Air Station attempts a rescue inside Hurricane Katrina"
From left to right (first photo): Petty Officer 3rd Class Kenyon Bolton, rescue swimmer, Petty Officer 2nd Class Robert Cain, flight mechanic, Lt (j.g.) David Sheppard, co-pilot, Lt. Cmdr. Craig Massello, pilot, Admiral Thomas H. Collins, Commandant, and Rear Admiral D. Brian Peterman.
The Coast Guard Commandant Awards the Crew
CLEARWATER, FLA - Four members of a Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater Jayhawk flight crew were awarded for a daring rescue that took place on Aug. 26, 2005. The crew was tasked with flying through the ferocious 85-knot winds and violent 40-foot seas of Hurricane Katrina to rescue three persons on the distressed fishing vessel Mary Lynn located only 10 miles from the eye of the hurricane, 210-nautical miles southwest of Air Station Clearwater.
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Distinguished Flying Cross
Coast Guard Commandant Admiral Tom Collins presented the Distinguished Flying Cross to Lt. Cmdr. Craig Massello, Lt. j.g. David Sheppard, Petty Officer 2nd Class Robert Cain and Petty Officer 3rd Class Kenyon Bolton for their extraordinary heroism while participating in an aerial rescue.
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