Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Semper paratus

A portrait of U.S. Coast Guard Lt. Sean D. Krueger, along with an aviator helmet, flight suit and boots, are displayed at a memorial service today inside the hangar at Air Station Sitka. Krueger was among three members of a Sitka-based rescue helicopter crew who died in a crash July 7 off the coast of Washington state. Petty Officer 1st Class Adam C. Hoke and Petty Officer 2nd Class Brett M. Banks also perished. The memorial service drew top Coast Guard brass along with Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell and U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski. To donate to the families of the fallen aircrew, go to coastguardfoundation.org. USCG photo

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