Russell Sprague

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1967-8 Cruisebook photo, L-R: Ric Williams, Don Sanborn, Steve Coakley (seated in cap) and Russell

Read rescue synopsis - Air Medal - 20 August 1966

Read rescued pilot's account

Link to RESCAP pilot's page

See pictures of the rescue

Skipper Vermilya and XO Lockwood pose with the NAAS Ream Field Football League Champions prior to the 1966 cruise.
Cdr Vermilya presents awards to the crew involved in the 20 August rescue. L-R: Bill Roy (Silver Star), Vann Goodloe (DFC), Russell (Air Medal), and Rodger Sitko (Air Medal). VAdm Conolly (Khakis) and Capt Nyberg, CO of Kearsarge (Whites) look on.
Russell, Vann Goodloe and Bill Roy return to the Kearsarge after another successful flight.

Updated: 04/03/11