Digest>May/Jun 2018

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Kent Knierim is shown here being awarded the Coast Guard Commendation Medal for his part in the rescue of fellow lighthouse keeper David Aikens in 1966. His commendation read in part, “Petty Officer Knierim immediately jumped into the water, successfully reached the man who was struggling in the current, and kept him afloat in the nine to twelve foot swells until a Coast Guard boat arrived and pulled both men to safety.” After serving at the Los Angeles Harbor Lighthouse, Ken Knierim continued to serve in the Coast Guard and served at a Loran Station on Marcus Island, an isolated Japanese coral atoll in the northwestern Pacific Ocean. Sadly, Kent Knierim passed away in 1985. (Courtesy Knierim Family Collection.)
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Keeper Overboard
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