Coast Guard Foundation to honor crews for heroism

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The Coast Guard Foundation's 31st annual Salute to the United States Coast Guardwilltake place Thursday in New York City.

During the tribute, Coast Guard Foundation Heroism Awards will be presented to:

• The crew of CGNR 6038 – Aircraft Commander LT Andy Schanno, Copilot LT William Snyder, Flight Mechanic AMT3 Nick Giumette and Rescue Swimmer AST2 Craig Power will be recognized for the Jan. 6, 2011, rescue of an injured hiker on Mount Ripinsky near Haines, Alaska.

• The crew of CG-MLB 47254 – Surfman BM2 Conor Bennett, Engineer FN Michael Callahan and crewmembers BM3 Matthew Karas and SN Austin Bartosz – will be honored for the rescue of two people on Oct. 10, 2010, after their vessel capsized in breaking seas in Tillamook Bar Bay, Ore.

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