Petty Officer 1st Class Jason McGrath and Petty Officer 1st Class Jon Houlberg train on Pyramid Mountain in preparation for their climb on Mt. McKinley. U.S. Coast Guard photo.

A Climb to Remember

Two Alaska-based Coast Guard rescue swimmers are about to embark on a challenging climb of Mt. McKinley as a way to honor the memories of Coast Guard heroes who have been lost in the line of duty. On April 28, Petty Officers Jon Houlberg and Jason McGrath, rescue swimmers stationed at Air Station Kodiak, Alaska, are going to ‘Climb to Remember,’ raising money for the Coast Guard Foundation’s Fallen Heroes Fund along the way.