Capt. Robert W. Warren, commander of Coast Guard Sector San Juan, presents Ensign Roland Blake with the Silver Life Saving Medal at the Coast Guard base in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015. Blake, a Petty Officer at the time, received the award for rescuing a man caught in a strong surf zone and rip current at Frog Beach in Bocas del Toro, Republic of Panama, Nov. 9, 2012. U.S. Coast Guard photo.

Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty: Ens. Roland Blake

The Coast Guard’s Silver Lifesaving Medal is awarded to those who risk their lives to rescue or endeavor to rescue any other person from drowning, shipwreck or other perils in the water. Ensign Roland Blake is one of those people.