Rear Adm. David Throop, commander Coast Guard 13th District, presents the Coast Guard Medal to Petty Officer 1st Class Jacob Hylkema, a boatswain's mate at Coast Guard Station Grays Harbor, during a ceremony held at the station's base in Westport, Washington, April 6, 2018. The inset is the Coast Guard Medal on the uniform pocket of Petty Officer 1st Class Jacob Hylkema.
Hylkema jumped into 18 to 20-foot breaking surf during the rescue of the master of the sailing vessel Grace on the night of October 6, 2016.
Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Coast Guard photos by Petty Officer 1st Class Levi Read