ISS1 2017

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a wa R ds Coast Guard Commendation Medal YNC Brian Smith Coast Guard Achievement Medal CWO Jeffery Bernashe Reserve Good Conduct Medal BMCS Robert Mayer BMC Joshua Folckemer BM1 Christopher Hunt BM1 Scott Logan BM1 Cody Pearman ME1 Anthony Costa ME1 Kevan Nanton ME1 Thomas Shirley MK1 Daniel Hearn MK1 Lance Welsh ME2 Nicholas Polino MK2 Christopher Carty MK2 Jordan Randall BM3 Jamie Bland BM3 Adam Cormier BM3 Adam Kraft BM3 Edward Laughlin MK3 Clayton Beatty MK3 Troyton Loggins t aps Capt. Bill Vendl, 84, USCGR (ret.), passed away Sunday, October 30, 2016, in Los Alamito, Calif. He was born in Chicago on February 19, 1932. His many life experiences included being a member of the 1956 USA Olympic Modern Pentathlon team in the Summer Olympic Games held in Melbourne, Australia, a retired Coast Guard Captain, a Long Beach State Intramural director, and acted as the RT Incentives Travel director of site inspections. He was a professor, an author, and as recent as 2011, a member of the Re-Creations's "The Singing Colonels", a men's quartet formed in 1951, where Bill sang the lead, touring VA medical centers and State Veteran homes in Florida to "encourage all Americans to help meet the needs of every Veteran, every day!" He is survived by his wife Janice Vendl, sons Bill, David Vendl, and Mike Uraine, daughter Suzanne Vendl and Kenny Jarvis, and granddaughter Kaitlyn Jarvis; and daughter Rhonda Weimmeister; brother Charles (Chuck) Vendl, sister in-law Bonnie, and her husband Sy Rupslauk, along with his many beloved nieces and nephews, and grandnieces and grandnephews. GM2 Lewis William (Bill) West, IV, 48, USCGR, passed away Thursday, August 25, 2016. Bill was borne October 11, 1967. He was a veteran and member of the Coast Guard Reserve. He is survived by his wife Jennifer Jordan West of Gulf Shores, Ala.; step-daughter, Ella Elizabeth Jenkins; mother, Caroline West of Jackson; father, Billy West (Lauree) of Florence; brother Ray West (Margo) of Florence; nieces, Raegan West and Abigail West; step-brother, Jason Pugh (Laura) of Gautier; step-sister, Kelly Pilger (David) of Ocean Springs; and many other family members and friends. � As part of working as part of the Joint Task Force – n ational Capital Region, Y n 1 Shaun Marable, USCGR, represented the Presidential Inauguration staff at a Washington Redskins game, Jan. 1. Issue 1 • 2017 � RESERVIST 51

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