You are cordially invited to attend the 36th Annual Service of Remembrance for USCGC BLACKTHORN and the 23 Coast Guardsmen lost in the tragedy here in Tampa Bay on 28 January 1980.
Rear Admiral Pat DeQAuattro, Deputy Commander Coast Guard Atlantic Area, will be our guest speaker. The service will begin 11:00 am at the Monument in BLACKTHORN Memorial Park, US 19S/I-275S, Thursday 28 January 2016.
We will again have several Service Organizations placing a wreath at the monument. We are planning on Admiral Farragut Academy Band performing also.
Will keep you advised of further developments. I can be reached at 727-251-2109, or E-mail at Jchassereau@Tampabay.rr.com if you have any questions.
Please RSVP if you will be able to attend by clicking here.
Yours in Service,
ADCM John L. Chassereau Jr., USCG, Ret
President BLACKTHORN Memorial Committee