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Cutter Blackthorn
Last Post 28 Jan 2017 05:16 PM by Old Guard2. 5 Replies.
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12 Sep 2015 02:51 PM
    I was there as a 1st respond-er and what I saw never fails to enter my dreams.
    We did as much as we could possibly do and feel like a battle was lost, for thatI am truly sorry.
    Bless you all
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    12 Sep 2015 09:41 PM
    We all have that one case we can't let go of. Maybe if were faster, trained better, did something different it would've had a different outcome. You're not alone.
    “I’m not in this world to live up to your expectations and you’re not in this world to live up to mine.” ― Bruce Lee
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    14 Sep 2015 08:01 AM
    Every first responder feels that for at least one call in their career. It just shows you have compassion and a heart. If you didn't, you wouldn't even remember the names or dates. I'm sorry it still haunts you. We all know you gave all that you had. People in professions like this, rarely do they enter it half-hearted.
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    28 Jan 2017 11:01 AM
    On this day, January 28, 1980, we lost 23 brothers.
    One of our lost brothers, SN George "Bubba" Rovolis was from my hometown of Savannah, GA. I went to high school with SN Rovolis's younger brother, who I see at least once a year. Whenever I see him, I make a point to tell him that we have not forgotten his brother and his shipmates. I visit SN Rovolis's resting place on a regular basis, and I do my best to make sure that the the flag flying over him is a crisp, clean flag.
    Most of the young Coasties I worked with when I retired had never heard of the Blackthorn. That makes me sad.
    Past, present, and future Coasties, please remember our brothers from the Blackthorn. As long as we remember them, they will always live.
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    28 Jan 2017 05:16 PM
    Today we observe the anniversary of the loss of CGC Blackthorne, and 22 of her crew in a tragic collision with an oil tanker.
    SA William Flores, less than a year out of boot camp, stayed behind to throw lifejackets to his shipmates as they evacuated the sinking vessel. When the capsized buoy tender was recovered, the lifejacket locker was found strapped open with SA Flores' belt. That action permitted additional PFDs to float to the surface, and saved even more of the crew.
    SA Flores was posthumously awarded the Coast Guard medal.
    He was 18 years old.
    We remember. We honor him.
    #TBT #BillyFlores #Hero

    Just another heroes story. God bless the Blackthorn and her crew. Fair winds and following seas.
    Sector NY, Staten Island
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