Pacific Rescue, Pacific Loss
In gratitude for US Coast Guard rescue swimmer Petty Officer Kelly Mogk’s valiant efforts which saved the life of 2nd Lt. Michael Markstaller in the mishap of 3 January 1989, members of the 142nd Fighter-Interceptor Group (142nd FIG) provided her with an F-4C Phantom II orientation flight in the summer of 1989. Pictured from left to right are TSgt. Robert Fitzpatrick from life support, pilot Lt. Col. Terry “Spike” McKinsey, pilot Maj. Terry Allen, ASM3 Kelly Mogk and WSO Lt. Col. Carl Hellis in front of the 142nd FIG operations building. (142nd Fighter Wing history archives)