Deck Watch honors military for Veterans Day

KODIAK, Alaska - Veterans Day is celebrated across the United States on Nov. 11, 2011, to honor both fallen and living military servicemen and servicewomen. U.S. Coast Guard photo.

Deck Watch is a five to seven minute radio show featuring Coast Guard news across Alaska. 

This week’s feature by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jonathan Lally was with Ret. Army Maj. Robin Frost discussing her thoughts about Veterans Day and what it means to her.  Frost is a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Kodiak chapter. 

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Read below to discover what other Coast Guard units were doing this week around the state:

Nov. 5 – An Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk crew conducted a search near Sitka and Kita Island after it was reported that five to six red flares were sighted. No signs of distress were found.

Nov. 6 – An Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk crew rescued a 25-year-old man after he suffered a gunshot wound to the back on Admiralty Island. He was taken to Bartlett Regional Medical Center for further medical care.

Nov. 7 – An Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk crew medevaced a 28-year-old man from the fishing vessel Wizard 60 miles north of Cold Bay. It was reported he showed signs of dehydration and shock. He was taken to the Cold Bay medical clinic for further care.

Nov. 8 – The Coast Guard Cutter Sherman crew transferred 20 people from the fishing vessel Rebecca Irene after it became partially disabled and encountered strong storm conditions in the Bering Sea north of the Alaska Peninsula. The tug Double Eagle is towing the Rebecca Irene to Dutch Harbor. The Sherman transported the 20 crewmembers to Dutch Harbor. The Double Eagle and Rebecca Irene are scheduled to moor in Dutch Harbor Nov. 10.

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