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Saturday, May 18, 2024


Virginia Native Went Missing with C-130 Crew in Sacramento


By Herald Staff

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Coast Guard Air Station Sacramento is scheduled to host a memorial service Friday at 11 a.m. for the aircrew of Coast Guard HC-130 1705, which included one member from Virginia and one from Pennsylvania,
The ceremony will not be open to the public; however, there will be a live webcast of the ceremony. The web address will be provided separately before the ceremony. Anyone who would like to make a donation to the families of the missing Coast Guard aircrew can do so with the Coast Guard Foundation at or by calling 860-535-0786.
The air station has released photos and background information on the missing C-130 airplane crew for whom the joint agency search operation off the coast of San Clemente Island, Calif. was suspended Sunday. The search for the missing crew saturated an area totaling more than 644 square miles and included surface and air assets from the Coast Guard, Navy, Marine Corps and Customs and Border Protection.
Among the crew was Lt. Adam W. Bryant, a native of Crewe, Va. and Petty Officer 2nd Class Jason S. Moletzsky, of Norristown, Pa. Lt. Adam W. Bryant, age 28, Crewe, Va., Co-Pilot. Job Description: C-130 Pilot, public affairs officer and operations duty officer
Age: 28
Hometown: Crewe, Va.
Gender: Male
Relationship: Single
Awards and accolades include: Armed Forces Service Medal, Global War on Terror Service Medal, CG Presidential Unit Citation, Commandant’s Letter of Commendation, CG E Ribbon, National Defense Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, CG Special Operations Service Ribbon, CG Presidential Unit Citation, DOT 9-11 Ribbon.
Petty Officer 2nd Class Jason S. Moletzsky, age 26, Norristown, Pa., air crew. Job Description: Aviation Maintenance Technician, basic C-130 air crew.
Age: 26
Hometown: Norristown, Pa.
Gender: Male
Relationship: Single
Awards and accolades include: Global War on Terror Service Medal, CG Achievement Medal, CG Meritorious Unit Commendation, CG Rifle Marksman Ribbon, CG Pistol Marksman Ribbon, CG Meritorious Team Commendation, two Commandant’s Letter of Commendations, National Defense Service Medal, two CG Special Operations Service Ribbons, CG Presidential Unit Citation, two CG Good Conduct Medals. The search for the crew, as well as the two U.S. Marine Corps crewmembers, continued from shortly after the suspected mid-air collision between the Coast Guard C-130 airplane and the Marine Corps AH-W1 helicopter until it was suspended Sunday. Note: Additional and updated information available at

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