An active, engaged group of community organizers in Mobile, Alabama is raising funds to build a lasting memorial to the crew of CG-6535, as well as the crew of CG-1427, an additional Mobile-based unit that perished in a 1981 helicopter crash.
A fundraising goal of $60,000 has been set to prepare the grounds, install a pathway, build benches and erect the memorial at Coast Guard Aviation Training Center Mobile.
You may contribute to the memorial fund here, or mail a donation to the Coast Guard Foundation, 394 Taugwonk Road, Stonington, CT 06378. Specify “CG-6535 Memorial” on the check or in a note.
► Crew of CG-6535, lost in 2012: LCDR Dale Taylor | LTJG Thomas Cameron | ASTC Fernando Jorge | AET3 Andrew Knight
► Crew of CG-1427, lost in 1981: LT Raymond T. Brooks | LTJG Robert E. Winter | AD3 Mark C. Johnson | AD3 Joe A. Hinton
Your tax-deductible contribution to the Coast Guard Foundation will support this worthwhile project to pay tribute to men who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our nation.