Petty Officer 1st Class Gus Albaladejo poses for a photo in front of a Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak C-130 Hercules airplane in Kodiak, Alaska, Sept. 24, 2014. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Diana Honings.

National Hispanic Heritage Month: AMT1 Gus Albaladejo

Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month, from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month, five members of Coast Guard 17th District will be featured Sept. 29 through Oct. 3.