Local Heroes Recognized
– David Esparza and Robert Rodriguez receive the Commandant Letter of Commendation.
July 15, 2014
Coast Guard Auxiliary Celebrates 75 Years
The Coast Guard Auxiliary celebrated 75 years on June 21 in Sun Lakes, Ariz.,with a formal Birthday Ball. The ball was attended by local auxiliarists, Coast Guard retirees, Arizona Game And Fish officials and Coast Guard leadership from California.
The guest speaker of the night was Commander DesaRae Janszen, director of Auxiliary District 11S. Also present was Commander Jeffrey Janzen, deputy director of Sector San Diego.
Two of our local auxiliarists, Dave Esparza and Robert Rodriquez, were presented the Commandant Letter of Commendation for their heroic deeds in saving a life at the National Sportsman Expo in February at Glendale Stadium.
The award was presented by Commander Jeffrey Janzen and signed by Captain Mahoney, Sector San Diego commanding officer.
The Coast Guard Auxiliary has a wide variety of events such as this one as well as intense training which enabled Esparza and Rodriguez to successfully perform cpr and save a life.
The Auxiliary has an extensive list of career paths; there is something for everyone, whether you are a boater or not.
For more information feel free to call 602-550-5530 and ask for Dave.