Two crewmembers assigned to Coast Guard Station Quillayute River in La Push, Wash., lay a wreath into the water from a 47-foot Motor Life Boat in honor of three crewmembers who lost their lives during a rescue mission 18 years ago, Feb. 12, 2015. The crew holds a memorial ceremony every year on the anniversary of the incident. U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Coast Guard Station Quillayute River.

Coast Guardsmen remember shipmates who gave all in La Push, Washington

Eighteen years ago this week, four brave men did what thousands of Coast Guard members do every day: put their lives in danger to save others. Three of them paid the ultimate price. Their shipmates have not forgotten them. Read their story here.

A Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew conducts training with a Coast Guard smallboat in 2012. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Zac Crawford.

From the Helm: Welcome to Coast Guard Pacific Northwest

People often forget facts and figures, but stories stay with us. Those stories happen everyday. They are punctuated by the harrowing search and rescue cases you see on the news, but there is so much more to your Coast Guard. With the Coast Guard Pacific Northwest blog we intend to provide a window into the larger issues, the day to day, the gamut of missions and the people who make it all happen here in the 13th District.

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