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Five to be honored at Coast Guard event

The Coast Guard Foundation's annual Pacific Northwest Awards Dinner in tribute to the Coast Guard will take place May 25 in Seattle.

Honoring heroic efforts in the Pacific Northwest during the last year and recognizing the service of those who enforce maritime law, protect our homeland and preserve the environment, the event also will raise funds to support the foundation's projects and programs.

The gala's co-chairmen are Joe Huley, vice president and general manager of NC Power Systems, and J. Florian Gruber, global sales director for Caterpillar Marine Power Systems.

During the program, Air Station Port Angeles CG-6603 crewmembers Lt. Jason Bustamente, Lt. Kelly Higgins, AMT2 Samuel Allen and AST3 Michael VonBormann will be recognized with the foundation's Heroic Action Award for their Sept. 4, 2010, rescue of two people from a 26-foot sailboat taking on water in gale-force winds and turbulent 10-foot seas.

Receiving the award for Exceptional Performance of Duty, Master Chief Ronny Jackson of Marine Safety Unit Portland will be honored for leadership, professionalism and devotion to duty as chief of the engineering division.

"We are thrilled to honor the men and women who wear the Coast Guard uniform and celebrate their heroic efforts," Coast Guard Foundation president Anne Brengle said in a statement. "Our awards dinner is a great opportunity to show our support and gratitude for their inspiring, selfless service."

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