Coast Guard CPO Phillip Johnson Receives Silver Lifesaving Medal
August 28, 2020
August 25, 2020 - Chief Petty Officer Phillip Johnson (center) proudly stands with Cmdr. Marcus Canady, commanding officer of Coast Guard Air Station Houston, and Senior Chief Petty Officer Christopher Musial after receiving the Coast Guard Lifesaving Medal at Coast Guard Air Station Houston in Houston, Texas.
Chief Petty Officer Phillip Johnson received the medal in recognition of his rescue of a man and a one-year-old child after their kayak overturned at Big Bear Lake, California in June 2018. The award was presented by Rear Adm. John Nadeau, commander, Eighth Coast Guard District.
The Silver Lifesaving Medal is awarded to any member of the Coast Guard who rescues, or endeavors to rescue any other person from drowning, shipwreck, or other peril of the water in waters within the United States or subject to U.S. jurisdiction.
Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Paige Hause.