Foundation Attends Blackthorn Memorial Service

Posted on February 01, 2017

January 28, 2017, marked the 37th anniversary of the sinking of the Coast Guard Cutter Blackthorn which claimed the lives of 23 crew members, the Coast Guard’s worst peacetime disaster.

Coast Guard Foundation President Susan P. Ludwig, Regional Director of Philanthropy Brian Overcast, and board members VADM D. Brian Peterman, USCG (Ret.) and VADM Richard D. Herr, USCG (Ret.) were in attendance at the memorial service in St. Petersburg, Florida.

“I was honored to attend the Blackthorn Memorial and pay tribute to the 23 fallen crew members,” said Susan P. Ludwig, president of Coast Guard Foundation. “This annual commemoration is a moving tradition and remembrance to those who lost their lives that day. We will always remember them.”