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Coast Guard personnel in Sacramento held a 10-year anniversary remembrance service for aircrews involved in collision

Cmdr. Sean Green, the Coast Guard Air Station Sacramento operations officer stands in front of Coast Guard Air Station personnel assembled during a remembrance ceremony, Oct. 29, 2019, at Coast Guard Air Station Sacramento for fallen aircrews for the 10th anniversary of an aircraft collision between a Coast Guard HC-130 Hercules aircraft and a Marine Corps AH-1 Super Cobra helicopter.
Cmdr. Sean Green, the Coast Guard Air Station Sacramento operations officer stands in front of Coast Guard Air Station personnel assembled during a remembrance ceremony, Oct. 29, 2019, at Coast Guard Air Station Sacramento for fallen aircrews for the 10th anniversary of an aircraft collision between a Coast Guard HC-130 Hercules aircraft and a Marine Corps AH-1 Super Cobra helicopter. That night, the Coast Guard lost Lt. Cmdr. Che Barnes, Lt. Adam Bryant, Chief Petty Officer John Seidman, Petty Officer 2nd Class Carl Grigonis, Petty Officer 2nd Class Monica Beacham, Petty Officer 2nd Class Jason Moletzsky and Petty Officer 3rd Class Danny Kreder, while the Marine Corps lost Maj. Samuel Leigh and 1st Lt. Thomas Claiborne.
U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Brandyn Hill.

SACRAMENTO, Calif.​ — Coast Guard personnel in Sacramento hosted a remembrance service Tuesday for the 10th anniversary of an aircraft collision​ between a USCG HC-130 Hercules aircraft and a Marine Corps AH-1 Super Cobra helicopter.​

Coast Guard Rear Adm. Peter Gautier, the 11th Coast Guard District commander presided over the ceremony.

Members of a Coast Guard color guard present the colors during a remembrance ceremony, Oct. 29, 2019, for fallen aircrews for the 10th anniversary of an aircraft collision between a Coast Guard HC-130 Hercules aircraft and a Marine Corps AH-1 Super Cobra helicopter.
Members of a Coast Guard color guard present the colors during a remembrance ceremony, Oct. 29, 2019, for fallen aircrews for the 10th anniversary of an aircraft collision between a Coast Guard HC-130 Hercules aircraft and a Marine Corps AH-1 Super Cobra helicopter. That night, the Coast Guard lost Lt. Cmdr. Che Barnes, Lt. Adam Bryant, Chief Petty Officer John Seidman, Petty Officer 2nd Class Carl Grigonis, Petty Officer 2nd Class Monica Beacham, Petty Officer 2nd Class Jason Moletzsky and Petty Officer 3rd Class Danny Kreder, while the Marine Corps lost Maj. Samuel Leigh and 1st Lt. Thomas Claiborne.
U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Brandyn Hill.

«Each day, across the world, women and men in the military leave comfortable surroundings, from homes and garrisons, to perform missions that put​ themselves in harm’s way, to serve others – to save lives, defend our nation and uphold our values,» said Gautier. «So just as they served us, it is only right that we​ remember them and honor their legacy.»​

A Coast Guard HC-130 Hercules aircraft is shown on the tarmac at Coast Guard Air Station Sacramento for a during a remembrance ceremony, Oct. 29, 2019, at Coast Guard Air Station Sacramento for fallen aircrews for the 10th anniversary of an aircraft collision between a Coast Guard HC-130 Hercules aircraft and a Marine Corps AH-1 Super Cobra helicopter.
A Coast Guard HC-130 Hercules aircraft is shown on the tarmac at Coast Guard Air Station Sacramento for a during a remembrance ceremony, Oct. 29, 2019, at Coast Guard Air Station Sacramento for fallen aircrews for the 10th anniversary of an aircraft collision between a Coast Guard HC-130 Hercules aircraft and a Marine Corps AH-1 Super Cobra helicopter. That night, the Coast Guard lost Lt. Cmdr. Che Barnes, Lt. Adam Bryant, Chief Petty Officer John Seidman, Petty Officer 2nd Class Carl Grigonis, Petty Officer 2nd Class Monica Beacham, Petty Officer 2nd Class Jason Moletzsky and Petty Officer 3rd Class Danny Kreder, while the Marine Corps lost Maj. Samuel Leigh and 1st Lt. Thomas Claiborne.
U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Brandyn Hill.

While conducting a search and rescue mission​ near San Clemente Island on Oct. 29, 2009, Coast Guard 1705, an HC-130 Hercules aircraft from Coast Guard Air Station Sacramento, and a Marine Corps AH-1 Super Cobra helicopter from the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing stationed at the Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton were involved in a mid-air collision.

Petty Officer 2nd Class Kristin Archard, an aviation maintenance technician at Coast Guard Air Station Sacramento, holds flowers as she participates in the honor platoon during a remembrance ceremony, Oct. 29, 2019, for fallen aircrews for the 10th anniversary of an aircraft collision between a Coast Guard HC-130 Hercules aircraft and a Marine Corps AH-1 Super Cobra helicopter.
Petty Officer 2nd Class Kristin Archard, an aviation maintenance technician at Coast Guard Air Station Sacramento, holds flowers as she participates in the honor platoon during a remembrance ceremony, Oct. 29, 2019, for fallen aircrews for the 10th anniversary of an aircraft collision between a Coast Guard HC-130 Hercules aircraft and a Marine Corps AH-1 Super Cobra helicopter. That night, the Coast Guard lost Lt. Cmdr. Che Barnes, Lt. Adam Bryant, Chief Petty Officer John Seidman, Petty Officer 2nd Class Carl Grigonis, Petty Officer 2nd Class Monica Beacham, Petty Officer 2nd Class Jason Moletzsky and Petty Officer 3rd Class Danny Kreder, while the Marine Corps lost Maj. Samuel Leigh and 1st Lt. Thomas Claiborne.
U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Brandyn Hill.

«The crew of Coast Guard Rescue 1705 is part of our​ identity, the very fabric of our unit, and what it means to serve in the Coast Guard and to serve our nation,» said Capt. John McCarthy, the Air Station Sacramento commanding officer. «We honor their legacy, their memory and their​ sacrifice through our dedication, our professionalism and our vigilance – recognizing the inherent danger in what we do, and always striving to do it​ better.»

Marine Corps Lt. Col. Ryan Welborn and Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Logan Schindler hold flowers as they participate in the honor platoon during a remembrance ceremony, Oct. 29, 2019, at Coast Guard Air Station Sacramento for fallen aircrews for the 10th anniversary of an aircraft collision between a Coast Guard HC-130 Hercules aircraft and a Marine Corps AH-1 Super Cobra helicopter.
Marine Corps Lt. Col. Ryan Welborn and Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Logan Schindler hold flowers as they participate in the honor platoon during a remembrance ceremony, Oct. 29, 2019, at Coast Guard Air Station Sacramento for fallen aircrews for the 10th anniversary of an aircraft collision between a Coast Guard HC-130 Hercules aircraft and a Marine Corps AH-1 Super Cobra helicopter. That night, the Coast Guard lost Lt. Cmdr. Che Barnes, Lt. Adam Bryant, Chief Petty Officer John Seidman, Petty Officer 2nd Class Carl Grigonis, Petty Officer 2nd Class Monica Beacham, Petty Officer 2nd Class Jason Moletzsky and Petty Officer 3rd Class Danny Kreder, while the Marine Corps lost Maj. Samuel Leigh and 1st Lt. Thomas Claiborne.
U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Brandyn Hill.

That night, the Coast Guard lost Lt. Cmdr. Che Barnes, Lt. Adam Bryant, Chief Petty Officer John Seidman, Petty Officer 2nd Class Carl Grigonis, Petty Officer 2nd Class Monica Beacham, Petty Officer 2nd Class Jason Moletzsky and Petty Officer 3rd Class Danny Kreder. The Marine Corps lost Maj. Samuel Leigh and 1st Lt. Thomas Claiborne.

Chief Petty Officer Chris Porter, an aviation maintenance technician at Coast Guard Air Station Sacramento, puts flowers in a vase to honor one of the fallen aircrew members during a remembrance ceremony, Oct. 29, 2019.
Chief Petty Officer Chris Porter, an aviation maintenance technician at Coast Guard Air Station Sacramento, puts flowers in a vase to honor one of the fallen aircrew members during a remembrance ceremony, Oct. 29, 2019, at Coast Guard Air Station Sacramento for fallen aircrews for the 10th anniversary of an aircraft collision between a Coast Guard HC-130 Hercules aircraft and a Marine Corps AH-1 Super Cobra helicopter. That night, the Coast Guard lost Lt. Cmdr. Che Barnes, Lt. Adam Bryant, Chief Petty Officer John Seidman, Petty Officer 2nd Class Carl Grigonis, Petty Officer 2nd Class Monica Beacham, Petty Officer 2nd Class Jason Moletzsky and Petty Officer 3rd Class Danny Kreder, while the Marine Corps lost Maj. Samuel Leigh and 1st Lt. Thomas Claiborne.
U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Brandyn Hill.

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