That Coast Guardsman who banged on the hatch of a semi-submersible to catch a couple of alleged cartel drug runners in a viral video is now up for an award, the top enlisted Coast Guardsman said Wednesday.
“We will definitely recognize that person” with an appropriate award, said Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard Jason Vanderhaven.
Vanderhaven made the remark at a Pentagon news conference with other senior enlisted officers on a range of issues. He did not say when or where the award would be given or what type of award it would be. Coast Guard awards are similar to those in the Navy.