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2009 - our photo of USCG HC-130H #1705 used on memorial display by Marine Inspector Course Class 01-10
NOV-2009 ENS Jessica Mickelson, USCG

2009 - our photo of USCG HC-130H #1705 used on memorial display by Marine Inspector Course Class 01-10

USCG Training Center, Yorktown, Virginia


Thank you to ENS Jessica Mickelson, USCG for sending this image of her class's memorial display to the flight crews of USCG HC-130H #1705 and the USMC AH-1 Cobra that collided midair off the coast of California on the evening of October 29, 2009.

For one story on the midair collision see: http://www.sacbee.com/latest/story/2294055.html

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ďWeíve lost a great team. Each one of the crew was highly dedicated, valued the mission, and contributed in countless ways to the unit. They will be sorely missed personally and professionally.Ē
AMTCM Brian Byrd, Command Master Chief, Air Station Sacramento

Chief Petty Officer John F. Seidman was the flight engineer of CG-1705, an HC-130 long-range surveillance aircraft based at Coast Guard Air Station Sacramento, CA. In his 23 years of service, Chief Seidman was awarded the Coast Guard Commendation Medal, Coast Guard Achievement Medal, Coast Guard Commandantís Letter of Commendation Ribbon, and seven Coast Guard Good Conduct Medals.

A native of Stockton, Calif., Chief Seidman is survived by his wife, Jennifer Seidman; parents, William (Bill) and Connie Seidman; and brother, Jeffery Seidman.

Petty Officer 2nd Class Carl P. Grigonis was the navigator of CG-1705. In his nine years of service, Petty Officer Grigonis was awarded the Coast Guard Achievement Medal, Coast Guard Commandantís Letter of Commendation Ribbon, and three Coast Guard Good Conduct Medals.

A native of Mayfield Heights, Ohio, Petty Officer Grigonis is survived by his wife, Kristen Grigonis; his son, Hayden; the upcoming arrival of their daughter, Kalina; his mother, Janina Grigonis; and brother, George Grigonis.

Petty Officer 2nd Class Monica L. Beacham was the radio operator of CG-1705. In her nine years of service, Petty Officer Beacham was awarded two Coast Guard good conduct medals.

A native of Decaturville, Tenn., Petty Officer Beacham is survived by her husband, Seaman Travis Beacham; her daughter, Hailey; her mother, Shirl Jean Merrell; brother, Michael Gipson; and sister, Kelly Johnson.

Petty Officer 2nd Class Jason S. Moletzsky was air crew for CG-1705. In his seven years of service, Petty Officer Moletzsky was awarded the Coast Guard Achievement Medal, two Coast Guard Commandantís Letter of Commendation Ribbons, and two Coast Guard Good Conduct Medals.

A native of Norristown, Pa., Petty Officer Moletzsky is survived by his fiancee, Christiana Biscardi; parents, John and Lisa Moletzsky; and sisters, Amanda and Rebecca Moletzsky.

Petty Officer 3rd Class Danny R. Kreder II was drop master for CG-1705. In his four years of service, Petty Officer Kreder was awarded the Coast Guard Commandantís Letter of Commendation Ribbon, and the Coast Guard Good Conduct Medal.

A native of Elm Mott, Texas, Petty Officer Kreder is survived by his wife, Victoria (Sovey) Kreder; parents, Jeff and Jodi Woodruff; brothers, Brandon and Cory Kreder; grandmother, Pamela Sue Lyle; grandparents, Wayne and Shirley Sovey; and in-laws, Sam and Tracy Sovey.

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. ó U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Sacramento has released photos and background information on the missing C-130 airplane crew that is the subject of a joint agency search operation off the coast of San Clemente Island, Calif.

The search for the missing crew has saturated an area totaling more than 644 square-miles and has included surface and air assets from the Coast Guard, Navy, Marine Corps and Customs and Border Protection.

The missing crew members from the C-130 are:

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Lt. Cmdr. Che J. Barnes, age 35, Capay, Calif., Aircraft Commander.

Job Description: Flight Safety Officer, C-130 Aircraft Commander, and Operations Duty Officer (ODO)
Age: 35
Hometown: Capay, Calif.
Gender: Male
Relationship: Single
Awards/Accolades include: 2009 CDR Elmer F. Stone Awardee, Coast Guard (CG) Commendation Medal, Global War on Terror Service Medal, three CG Achievement Medals, six Meritorious Unit Commendations, CG Meritorious Team Commendation, two Commandantís Letter of Commendations, CG E Ribbon, National Defense Service Medal, two CG Special Operations Ribbons, CG Presidential Unit Citation, Dept. of Transportation (DOT) 9-11 Ribbon.

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Lt. Adam W. Bryant, age 28, Crewe, Va., Co-Pilot.

Job Description: C-130 Pilot, Public Affairs Officer and ODO
Age: 28
Hometown: Crewe, Va.
Gender: Male
Relationship: Single
Awards/Accolades include: Armed Forces Service Medal, Global War on Terror Service Medal, CG Presidential Unit Citation, Commandantís Letter of Commendation, CG E Ribbon, National Defense Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, CG Special Operations Service Ribbon, CG Presidential Unit Citation, DOT 9-11 Ribbon.

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Chief Petty Officer John F. Seidman, age 43, Stockton, Calif., Flight Engineer.

Job Description: Aviation Maintenance Technician, Shop Chief of Engine/Prop Shop, Qualified C-130 Flight Engineer, and ODO
Age: 43
Hometown: Stockton, Calif.
Gender: Male
Relationship: Married, no children
Awards/Accolades include: CG Commendation Medal, Global War On Terror Service Medal, Achievement Medal, six CG Unit Commendations, four CG Meritorious Unit Commendations, Bicentennial Unit Commendation, CG Rifle Marksman Ribbon, two CG Meritorious Team Commendations, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, five CG Special Operations Service Ribbons, CG Presidential Unit Citation, Commandantís Letter of Commendation, two National Defense Service Medals, Humanitarian Service Medal, CG Special Operations Service Ribbon, CG Presidential Unit Citation, DOT 9-11 Ribbon, seven Good Conduct Medals, and a DOT Outstanding Unit Award.

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Petty Officer 2nd Class Carl P. Grigonis, age 35, Mayfield Heights, Ohio, Navigator.

Job Description: Aviation Electronics Technician, Qualified C-130 Flight Navigator
Age: 35
Hometown: Mayfield Heights, Ohio
Gender: Male
Relationship: Married, with children
Awards/Accolades include: Global War On Terror Service Medal, Achievement Medal, two CG Unit Commendations, two CG Meritorious Unit Commendations, CG Pistol Marksman Ribbon, CG Meritorious Team Commendations, Commandantís Letter of Commendation, National Defense Service Medals, CG Special Operations Service Ribbon, CG Presidential Unit Citation, DOT 9-11 Ribbon, three Good Conduct Medals.

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Petty Officer 2nd Class Monica L. Beacham, age 29, Decaturville, Tenn., Radio Operator.

Job Description: Aviation Electronics Technician, Qualified C-130 Radioman, Navigator Trainee
Age: 29
Hometown: Decaturville, Tenn.
Gender: Female
Relationship: Married, with children
Awards/Accolades include: Global War Terror Service Medal, two CG Unit Commendations, two CG Meritorious Unit Commendations, two CG Meritorious Team Commendations, National Defense Service Medal, two Humanitarian Service Medals, CG Presidential Unit Citation, two CG Good Conduct Medals, and DOT 9-11 Ribbon.

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Petty Officer 2nd Class Jason S. Moletzsky, age 26, Norristown, Pa., Air Crew.

Job Description: Aviation Maintenance Technician, Basic C-130 Air Crew.
Age: 26
Hometown: Norristown, Pa.
Gender: Male
Relationship: Single
Awards/Accolades include: Global War on Terror Service Medal, CG Achievement Medal, CG Meritorious Unit Commendation, CG Rifle Marksman Ribbon, CG Pistol Marksman Ribbon, CG Meritorious Team Commendation, two Commandantís Letter of Commendations, National Defense Service Medal, two CG Special Operations Service Ribbons, CG Presidential Unit Citation, two CG Good Conduct Medals.

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Petty Officer 3rd Class Danny R. Kreder II, age 22, Elm Mott, Texas, Drop Master.

Job Description: Aviation Maintenance Technician, Dropmaster, Sensor System Operator
Age: 22
Hometown: Elm Mott, Texas
Gender: Male
Relationship: Married, no children
Awards/Accolades include: Cutterman Insignia, CG Unit Commendation Award, Commandantís Letter of Commendation, CG Presidential Unit Citation, CG Sea Service Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal.

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All are stationed at Coast Guard Air Station Sacramento, Calif., where their aircraft was based.

The search for the crew, as well as the two U.S. Marine Corps aircrew, has been ongoing since shortly after the suspected mid-air collision between the Coast Guard C-130 airplane and the Marine Corps AH-W1 helicopter


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talmagedangerfield04-Aug-2014 18:14
This memorial looks so beautiful, and really goes above and beyond what was expected. These men were amazing, and what they did for our country will never be forgotten. I love the model airplane the most.http://www.thetrophycasenc.com/Products/
Guest 14-Jan-2010 03:44
THANK YOU TO THE YORKTOWN CLASS WHO DID THIS MEMORIAL. I AM JASON MOLETZSKY'S MOM AND I APPRECIATE THE HONOR THAT YOU GIVE TO THESE GUARDIANS. MAY GOD BLESS AND PROTECT ALL OF YOU AS YOU PROTECT US!