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‘Salute to the U.S. Coast Guard’ event Thursday in New York

The Coast Guard Foundation, a non-profit committed to the education and welfare of Coast Guard members and their families, named the honorees for its 34th annual Salute to the U.S. Coast Guard at the Times Square Marriott Marquis in New York on Thursday.

An aircrew from Air Station San Francisco and a motor lifeboat crew from Humboldt Bay, Calif., will receive special awards.

Lt. Cmdr. James Kenshalo, Lt. Beau Belanger, Petty Officer 3rd Class Travis Swain and Petty Officer 3rd Class Corey Fix will receive a foundation award for their actions on the night of July 30, 2013. The helicopter crew of CG-6515 saved the lives of six hikers who were stranded in remote cliffs near Point Reyes, Calif.

The crew of motor life boat 47212 from Station Humboldt Bay is receiving a foundation award for their rescue of two mariners from frigid surf. On May 23, 2013, the boaters capsized in the bay’s heavy surf. The crew consists of Petty Officer 2nd Class Victoria Hansen, Petty Officer 2nd Class Louis Ciccoli, Seaman Jacob Roberbs and Seaman Noah Perry.

Using expert seamanship, the crew was able to get a rescue throw bag to the boaters, who were beginning to suffer from advanced hypothermia, and retrieve them from the pounding sea.

“We are humbled to recognize these individuals for their exceptional commitment and sacrifice,” Coast Guard Foundation president Anne Brengle said in a statement.

“Although we are highlighting the actions of helicopter aircrew CG-6515 and motor life boat crew 47212 for their incredible heroism and professionalism, our salute to the Coast Guard is about honoring all of the men and women who risk their lives on a daily basis to protect others.”

Information about this year’s tribute is available at http://coastguardfoundation.org/events/calendar/event/7.

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