Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty: AST3 Evan Staph and LT J.D. Hess

Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty: AST3 Evan Staph, LT J.D. Hess

In February 2015, when a severe winter storm was barreling down on Coast Guard crews in the Northeast, a signal for an emergency positioning radio indicator beacon went off. Approximately 150 miles south of Nantucket, Massachusetts, a father and son aboard the sailing vessel Sedona were signaling for help. The rescue earned the crew the Capt. Frank Erickson Award, and earned each member of the crew some of the most prestigious awards given to Coast Guard aviators.