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Wednesday, February 12, 1997
4 Coast Guardsman Survives Spill Into Sea Off Lapush

Thursday, February 13, 1997
Coast Guard, Town Grieve -- 3 Crew Members Die As Rescue Boat Capsizes; 1 Survives

Thursday, February 13, 1997
`He Loved Driving Boats' -- Three Lost Guardsmen: Kind, Well- Qualified; Survivor From Bremerton `A Gifted Athlete'

Thursday, February 13, 1997
Tough But Aging Coast Guard Boats Being Phased Out -- New Vessels Bigger, Faster, More Stable

Thursday, February 13, 1997
Sailors Find Trouble Where River, Sea Meet

Friday, February 14, 1997
Coast Guard Investigates 3 Rescue-Mission Deaths -- Little Is Known About Response To Distress Call From Sailboat

Friday, February 14, 1997
Heroes And The Sea

Friday, February 14, 1997
Rescued Sailor Says Rogue Wave Crippled Boat -- Call For Help Launched Ill-Fated Rescue

Saturday, February 15, 1997
Board Begins Probe Of Fatal Rescue Mission -- Autopsies Performed, Survivor Interviewed
Sunday, February 16, 1997
Investigators Reach Wreckage Of Capsized Coast Guard Boat

Tuesday, February 18, 1997
Services Set For Coast Guard Crew

Wednesday, February 19, 1997
Consecutive Waves Swept Away Rescuers -- Admiral Tells Details At Memorial Service

Thursday, February 20, 1997
A Tearful Goodbye -- Coast Guard, Community Honor 3 Crewmen Who Died
Friday, February 21, 1997
Cg Rescue Boat Will Be Cut Up, Airlifted Off LA Push Beach
Thursday, February 27, 1997
Volunteers To Be Hailed For Rescue

Friday, February 28, 1997
Coast Guard Honors Heroism At LA Push
Saturday, March 08, 1997
Medal To Go To Lone Survivor
Wednesday, June 18, 1997
Coast Guard Blames Crew In LA Push Fatalities -- Ill-Fated Rescue Prompts Nationwide Review Of Guard Lifeboats

Thursday, June 19, 1997
Rescue Crew's Last Moments

Tuesday, June 24, 1997
Lessons from a tragedy

Saturday, July 19, 1997
Auction To Honor Guardsmen -- Boat's Proceeds To Go To Memorial For 3 Who Died

Saturday, October 04, 1997
Statue To Be Dedicated Today

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Sunday, May 30, 1999
Coast Guardsman recalls harrowing rescue that only he survived

 

 

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