Lt. Jack C. Rittichier. U.S. Coast Guard photo.

100 years of Naval Aviation: Lt. Jack Rittichier

As part of our ongoing celebration of the 2011 Centennial of Naval Aviation, we wanted to bring you the story of Lt. Jack Rittichier, Coast Guard aviator # 997 and the first Coast Guardsman to be killed in action during […]


Kent State honors fallen Coast Guard Aviator

>Story and photo by Coast Guard Reservist, PA1 John Masson It was the kind of weather that only a Guardian could love, a recent Ohio evening replete with drenching rain layered atop that first autumnal chill. The kind of night […]