Communication Station Kodiak memorial - Photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Sara Francis.

The Communication Station Kodiak chief’s mess stands with a plaque they had created to memorialize shipmates Chief Petty Officer Richard Belisle, retired and Petty Officer 1st Class Jim Hopkins during a memorial held at the unit in Kodiak, Alaska, April 12, 2013. Comments from many shipmates including the current and former commanding officers of the COMMSTA were given during the ceremony honoring the lives and character of both men. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Sara Francis)

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