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Great Lakes Media Contact: (216) 902-6020

9th District Public Affairs

U.S. Coast Guard

News Release

Date: Aug. 06, 2012

Ninth Coast Guard District

Contact: Ninth Coast Guard District External Affairs Office

Office: (216) 902-6020

Mobile: (216) 310-2608

PHOTOs: Coast Guard honors fallen comrades, auxiliarists in Grand Haven, Mich.

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120803-G-GR411-003 U.S. Coast Guard Honors Fallen Auxiliarists at Auxiliary Memorial Service

Vice Adm. Robert Parker, commander of the Coast Guard Atlantic Area and Rear Adm. Mike Parks, commander of the 9th Coast Guard District, salute to render honors as Coast Guard auxiliarist Nathan Gardner plays Taps on a bugle at the National Auxiliary Memorial Ceremony in Grand Haven, Mich., Aug. 3, 2012.

The service honored those Coast Guard Auxiliary members who served in Michigan and passed away in the last year.

U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. Davey Connor

120803-G-GR411-004 9th District Commander Speaks with family of fallen Coast Guard Aviator
Rear Adm. Mike Parks, commander of the 9th Coast Guard District, speaks with Becky and Ken Knight prior to the Coast Guard National Memorial Service in Grand Haven, Mich., Aug. 3, 2012.

The Knights’ son, Petty Officer 3rd Class Drew Knight, gave his life in the line of duty Feb. 28, 2012 when Coast Guard helicopter CG-6535 crashed in Mobile Bay, Ala.

U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. Davey Connor

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Vice Adm. Robert Parker, commander of Coast Guard Atlantic Area and his wife, Tracey, speak with John and Bette Cameron, wearing her son’s Coast Guard aviator badge, prior to the Coast Guard National Service in Grand Haven, Mich., Aug. 3, 2012.

The Camerons’ son, Lt. j.g. Thomas Cameron, gave his life in the line of duty Feb. 28, 2012 when Coast Guard helicopter CG-6535 crashed in Mobile Bay, Ala.

U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. Davey Connor 
120803-G-GR411-006 Coast Guard National Memorial Service in Grand Haven, Mich.  
John and Bette Cameron, Becky and Ken Knight, and Rear Adm. Mike Parks, commander of the 9th Coast Guard District, stand before a wreath presented at the Coast Guard National Memorial Service in Grand Haven, Mich., Aug. 3, 2012.

The service honored Lt. j.g. Thomas Cameron and Petty Officer 3rd Class Drew Knight, who gave their lives in the line of duty Feb. 28, 2012 when Coast Guard helicopter CG-6535 crashed in Mobile Bay, Ala.

U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. Davey Connor

 120803-G-GR411-007 Coast Guard National Memorial Service 21-Gun Salute
Members of the Coast Guard Honor Guard Silent Drill Team fire a 21-gun salute at the Coast Guard National Memorial Service in Grand Haven, Mich., Aug. 3, 2012. 

The National Memorial Service is a keystone event of Grand Haven Coast Guard Week that honors Coast Guard servicemembers who gave their lives in the line of duty.

U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. Davey Connor

 120803-G-GR411-008 Wreath Laying at Coast Guard National Memorial

Seaman Talal Mased of Coast Guard Cutter Neah Bay and Fireman Mario Mileti of Coast Guard Cutter Hollyhock flank the wreath laid for the Coast Guard National Memorial Service in Grand Haven, Mich., Aug. 3, 2012.

The National Memorial Service is a keystone event of Grand Haven Coast Guard Week that honors Coast Guard servicemembers who gave their lives in the line of duty.

U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. Davey Connor 

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