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Local auxiliary named best in the nation U.S. Coast Guard’s volunteer flotilla honored with major award

Posted: Friday, Nov 15th, 2013

Admiring the nation’s top trophy for U.S. Coast Guard volunteers were Senior Chief Dave Pierias, commander of USCG Station Depoe Bay, Flotilla 53 Commander Dorothy Bishop and Depoe Bay Mayor A.J. Mattila. Senior Chief Dave Pierias, left, commander of U.S. Coast Guard Station Depoe Bay, on Tuesday stood by the award-winning members of USCG Auxiliary Flotilla 53. Among the unit’s certified vessel examiners were, left to right, John Welch, Donna Cox, Dan Dail, Leah Dale Dail, Jim Carroll, Dorothy Bishop, Larry Cox, Sandy Engstrom, Cheryl Lundine, Tom Murphy and Curt Lundine. The new vessel inspection booth on the boat ramp at Depoe Bay harbor that was erected Thursday morning will be staffed by boat inspectors and boarding parties of U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 53. Checking color samples for the familiar Coast Guard scheme of Pantone red and blue were Larry Cox, USCG Senior Chief David Pierias, USCG Chief Carlos Hessler, Dorothy Bishop and Tom Murphy.

DEPOE BAY — An all-volunteer component of the U.S. Coast Guard stationed in the world’s smallest navigable harbor has earned a prestigious national award.

For the complete article see the 11-15-2013 issue.

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