Coast Guard honors sunken ship rescuers

Posted: Tuesday, May 13, 2008

KODIAK - Coast Guard crew members involved in the rescue of the Alaska Ranger crew will be honored this week in Kodiak.

The crew of the cutter Munro will receive the Coast Guard Unit Commendation, and several aviators will get Air Medals for saving 20 of the 47 crew members of the Alaska Ranger.

The Alaska Ranger's sister ship, Alaska Warrior, saved 22 people.

Five people died when the Seattle-based vessel sank March 23 about 152 miles west of Dutch Harbor.

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