My condolences to the Coast Guard

Thanks to the kind auspices of the Navy League, for two years running now I’ve enjoyed hospitality from the local Coast Guard, as they’ve taken us out on the Bay to enjoy the Blue Angel fly overs. Without exception, the crew members we’ve met have been lovely — generous with their time, and very gracious hosts.

I was so sorry to learn that the Coast Guard lost three of its own today in a helicopter crash off the coast of Washington.  My thoughts are with the family and friends they left behind.  One crew member survived and is still in the hospital.  I hope that he (or she) recovers quickly and completely.