Cape Cod Coast Guardsmen Honored

A Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod helicopter crew returns from rescuing a father and son from a sailboat about 150 miles south of Nantucket, Mass., Feb. 15, 2015. After navigating through low visibility and near hurricane force winds, the crew safely hoisted the men and returned to Air Station Cape Cod. (U.S. Coast Guard photo contributed by Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod)
A Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod helicopter crew returns from rescuing a father and son from a sailboat about 150 miles south of Nantucket, Mass., Feb. 15, 2015. After navigating through low visibility and near hurricane force winds, the crew safely hoisted the men and returned to Air Station Cape Cod. (U.S. Coast Guard photo contributed by Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod)

Martha’s Vineyard Times: In a ceremony at Air Station Cape Cod on Friday, the Coast Guard awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross to Petty Officer 3rd Class Evan Staph, and the Air Medal to Petty Officer 2nd Class Derrick P. Suba, for their actions on February 15, 2015, during a lifesaving rescue mission south of Nantucket. Mr. Staph is the 144th recipient of the Distinguished Flying Cross in Coast Guard history.

During the rescue, a Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew navigated through low visibility and near hurricane force winds to save a father and son aboard a sailboat disabled and adrift in 25’ waves 150 miles south of Nantucket.

Read more about the Cape Cod Coast Guardsmen who were honored for their lifesaving efforts.