ISS2 2017

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a wa R ds Coast Guard Commendation Medal PACS Marguerite DeMartino (2) SKCS Anthony Duckworth Coast Guard Achievement Medal CWO Brian Middleton GMC Nicholas Mason MKC David Madison PAC Sherri Eng BM1 Katie Brauning BM2 Anthony Garcia BM2 Patrick Meier BM2 Matthew Pelzl BM2 Jonathan Shine BM2 Trever Strand Commandant's Letter of Commendation Ens. Kyle Sandberg PA2 Prentice Danner PA3 Paul Krug BM3 Rashad Wilson CG Meritorious Team Award Cmdr. Tuan Luong Lt. Stephen Cheng Lt. Joseph Rudolf Lt. Travis Thornell Lt. Dana Warr CWO Faith Matuschek PACS Marguerite DeMartino PAC Sherri Eng PAC David Mosely PAC Rachel Polish SKC Heather Sands PA1 Pamela Boehland PA1 Zachary Crawford PA1 George Degener PA1 Gina Ruoti PA2 Prentice Danner PA2 Lara Davis PA2 Ayla Kelley PA2 Levi Read PA2 Sara Romero PA2 LaNola Stone PA3 Jordon Aklyama PA3 David Flores PA3 Jonathan Klingenberg PA3 Paul Krug PA3 Amanda Norcross PA3 Loumania Stewart SN Sarah Wilson Reserve Good Conduct Medal ME2 Darryl Evans ME2 Daniel Grable ME2 Tyler Heinz BM3 Joshua Pearsall Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal BM2 Michael Gould PSU Insignia Lt. Joseph Rudolf ME2 Rory Irwin ME3 Erik Mireles t aps Cmdr. Richard " d ick" Edward Jaffe, 88, USCGR (ret.) died Thursday, January 5, 2017, in Phoenix, Ariz., after a long illness. He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Millie (Salzburg) Jaffe; his three sons, Michael Jaffe of Pinecrest, Fla., David Jaffe of Easthampton, Ma., and Roy Jaffe of Phoenix; and his daughter- in-law, Stefani Jaffe of Phoenix. Richard was born on December 7, 1928, in Brooklyn, NY, where he was raised as the only child of Nathan Jaffe and Freda (Goldman) Rand. He attended Brooklyn College for 2 years before transferring to the University of Miami, where he majored in marketing and graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in 1950. From 1948 to 1950, he also served in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve. In 1951, Richard was drafted into the U.S. Army. He was sent to Artillery Officer Candidate School in Fort Sill, Okla., where he received training as a Forward Observer. Upon his graduation from OCS in 1952, he was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant and assigned to the 18th Airborne Corps in Fort Bragg, N.C. In 1953, the war in Korea called, and Richard answered. He was assigned to the 7th Infantry Division Artillery unit on the central Korean front and was subsequently involved in the battles of Old Baldy and Pork Chop Hill. He served with distinction and, upon his discharge in October of 1953, was promoted to 1st Lieutenant. He retained a commission in the U.S. Army Reserve until 1959. Following his discharge from the Army Reserve, Richard accepted a direct commission in U.S. Coast Guard Reserve as a Lieutenant Junior Grade. In the early- to mid-1960's, taking advantage of his avid interest in photography (a lifelong hobby), he played an active role in the aerial surveillance of Communist-bloc vessels off the northern coast of Cuba. Over time, he attained the rank of Commander, before retiring from the Coast Guard Reserve in 1980. YNC Marie Kayati, 79, USCGR (ret.), of Cape May Court House, N.J., passed away on February 10, 2017. Marie was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and retired Coast Guard Reserve Chief Petty Officer. She was the beloved wife of the late Richard and devoted mother of Teri Baines and her husband Frank and the late Kimberly Kayati. She is also survived by her cherished nephew Michael and his wife Donna, and lifelong friends Frances Shourds and George and Sue Hamilton. She was sister of the late Michael and Louis DeCicco and proud grandmother of Jana Baines. During her CG career, Chief Kayati performed multiple tours on active duty. She was a recruiter in both Jacksonville, Fla., and Cape May, N.J., spending a year on active duty at each location. She was also recalled in support of the Uniform Distribution Center at CG Training Center Cape May Cape. Prior to that, she spent two years activated at CG Electronics Engineering Center in Wildwood, N.J. She was a lifetime member at the Cape May chapter of the Chief Petty Officers Association. She actively attended Chiefs meetings before and after her retirement and was a very active volunteer with her fellow Chiefs supporting local 5K and 10K races by distributing water to the runners or aiding in traffic control. � Issue 2 • 2017 � RESERVIST 51

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