ISS1 2016

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awaRds Defense Meritorious Service Medal Capt. David Teska Capt. Thomas Martin Coast Guard Commendation Medal: ISC Charles Binder ISC Kevin Gallagher ISC John Rogers MECM Jerome Maier MEC Peter LaMarch PACS Alan Haraf Coast Guard Achievement Medal Lt. Alissa M. Ochoa Lt. Robert E. Buntin HS1 Travis Roberts IS1 Richard Eng MK1 Ryan K. Bossardt ME1 John M. Yingling SK1 Elizabeth Mastorides Coast Guard Letter of Commendation Lt. Cmdr. Theresa Fasceski IS3 Monica D. Heredia ME2 Gabriel G. Aquino Reserve Good Conduct Medal BMC Allan Monterroza BM1 Patrick Ferguson EM2 Ron Berry GM1 Michael E. Laroche ME1 Seth Rosenthal MSTC Jonathan Caruk MST1 John Revis MST2 Lucas Ellis ME1 Anthony N. Colonna Port Security Unit Insignia Lt. Robert E. Buntin Lt. Alissa M. Ochoa Lt.j.g. Daniel M. Highsmith MKCS Eric J. Engles Boat Forces Insignia BM2 Gregory M. Royal BM2 Brian M. Williams BM3 James S. Lane BM3 Benjamin P. Merlino BM3 Miguel A. Vigo BM3 Robert T. Wilfong ME1 Michael J. Burch ME1 Samuel Cintron ME1 Ricky D. Justus ME1 John M. Yingling ME2 Kyle R. Chapin ME3 Jordan S. Welch MK1 Matthew J. Hill taps Capt. Howard Coble, 84, USCgR (ret.), and retired United States Representative died Tuesday, November 4, 2015, in Greensboro, N.C., after an extended hospitalization. Rep. Coble was the longest- serving Republican House member in North Carolina history representing the 6th Congressional District for three decades from 1985 until retiring in early January 2013, after citing health as the reason for not seeking re-election. The 6th District spreads across 10 counties, including portions of Guilford, Durham and Orange counties. Coble said in 2013, he was proud of his accessibility to voters, noting that he participated in more than 200 local Christmas parades and 200 Boy Scout Eagle Scout ceremonies. He was probably best known for refusing to take a congressional pension in the name of fiscal conservatism and leading a subcommittee on intellectual property issues and the Internet in the Web's early heydays. Coble was in the Coast Guard and Coast Guard Reserve from 1952 to 1981. His Washington office had a painting of an icebreaker he served on as a young man. Through his dedicated service, one theme remained constant: pride for the service. "I'm very proud of having been affiliated with America's oldest, continuous, sea-going service," said Coble in an interview with the Coast Guard in 2014. "The men and women of the Coast Guard had no better or more humble champion on Capitol Hill than Representative Howard Coble," said Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft. "He dedicated his life in Service to our Nation with more than 25 years of extraordinary service in the Coast Guard followed by nearly three decades of service as a member of Congress. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and he will be missed." Gov. Pat McCrory also sent condolences and ordered all U.S. and state flags to be lowered in his honor. "With the passing of Howard Coble, North Carolina not only lost a wonderful public servant and congressmen, but our state also lost a friend and mentor to so many, including myself," the governor said in a statement. "He was a friend who was genuine, hardworking, sincere and honest. We will all miss our friend, but we'll never forget him and the good things he did for our country, our state and so many of us individually." Lt. Cmdr. William F. (Bill) Csisar Jr., 75, USCgR (ret.), passed away on November 7, 2015. He fought bravely against a long and aggressive illness and crossed the bar peacefully with family by his side. Born on November 23, 1939, Lt. Cmdr. Csisar enlisted in the Coast Guard Reserve in 1958 and joined Recruit Company Romeo-25. He worked his way through the enlisted ranks to senior chief petty officer. A Boatswains Mate, he was one of the pioneers of an � 70 RESERVIST � Issue 1 • 2016

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