The Captain William J. Kossler USCG Award recipients this year were the crew members of the Air National Guard's 106th Rescue Group which flew a 14 1/2 hour mission, requiring ten night aerial refuelings in 60 mph winds and driving snow. They recovered the lone survivor from the sunken Salvador Allende more than 70 miles from where the boat sank. Thomas Snyder reads the dramatic account of the rescue as the recipients including Lt. Col. Edward Fleming, Captain Christian Baur, Sr. Master Sergeant Richard Davin, Tech. Sergeant James Dougherty, Major Graham Buschor, Major Eugene Sengstacken, Tech. Sergeant John Krulder, and Tech. Sergeant Michael Moore look on.
American Helicopter Society's (now Vertical Flight Society) 51st Annual Forum and Technology Display, Fort Worth, Texas, May 9-11, 1995.