Sunday, October 02, 2022
A Coast Guard rescue swimmer was publicly thanked by President Joe Biden for his Hurricane Ian heroics, days before he is due to be fired over the military's Covid-19 vaccine policy. In a press release, Biden expressed his gratitude to Aviation Survival Technician Second Class Zach Loesch: 'I told him how proud of him I was and thanked him for all the work he and his Coasties are doing to save lives,' the statement read. As of September 2022, there are 2,632 unvaccinated members of the US Coast Guard. he military branch with the most unvaccinated members if the US Marine Corps with 8,913, followed by the Air Force with 3,955, then the Navy, 2,623, the branch with the fewest unvaccinated members if the US Army with 1,337. Loesch was working alongside Lieutenant Commander Christopher Hooper in his rescue.
The statement thanked the pair 'for the heroic work that they and their Coast Guard colleagues have performed during search and rescue operations in response to Hurricane Ian.'
The release continued: 'The President thanked them for saving lives and asked for a report on the work that continues to rescue Floridians.'
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