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Date Taken:11.25.2013

Date Posted:11.24.2013 23:37

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  • LONG BEACH, Calif. - SN Alberto Castilleja, assigned to the Cutter Halibut, is recognized as a Hometown Hero at the Fourth Annual Red Cross Hometown Heroes Awards April 8, 2008. Along with shipmate FN Sean Reisner (not shown), Castilleja were headed home after 11 hours of patrolling the waters off California when they spotted an overturned car on the side of the road.  As they approached the vehicle, they noticed the driver was pinned by the steering wheel and was unconscious.  The men also noticed the engine was on fire.  The two pulled the man from his car through the window.  Castilleja carried the man to safety and Reisner put the fire out with a fire extinguisher from a trucker who stopped to help.

Reisner is now attending MK 'A' School in Yorktown, Va.   Coast Guard photo by PA1 Allyson E.T. Conroy.
  • Lance Cpl. John Torres
Job: Heavy Equipment Mechanic
Hometown: Bronx, NY
Civilian Job: Supply at UPS
HS: Coloumbus HS
College: Bronx Community College
Lance Cpl. Torres is currently stationed at Naval Air Station Sigonella, Sicily attached to Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force 12.2 assisting the theater security operations on the continent of Africa. He is married to Sasha Torres and has a daughter, Juliet Isabella Torres.
  • KODIAK, Alaska - Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class Ben Davis, a storekeeper with Air Station Kodiak, unpacks supplies in the air station's supply warehouse at 10:28 a.m., Feb. 7, 2011.  Davis has been with air station's Aviation Material Office since 2009 and his hometown is Sacramento, Calif.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Charly Hengen.

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