Petty Officer 3rd Class Carlos Perez

Petty Officer 3rd Class Carlos Perez, center, was coxswain aboard the first Coast Guard boat to respond to smoke coming from the World Trade Center. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael Hvozda.

Petty Officer 3rd Class Carlos Perez, center, was coxswain aboard the first Coast Guard boat to respond to smoke coming from the World Trade Center. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael Hvozda.