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Colleen Cain

Lieutenant, US Coast Guard

First female HH-52A helicopter pilot

Colleen was the third female aviator for the Coast Guard and the first female Coast Guard aviator lost in line of duty.  On January 7, 1982, at Air Station Barbers Point, Hawaii; the helicopter she was co-piloting crashed into the side of a mountain while responding to a distress call from a fishing vessel.  Cain Hall at Reserve Training Center Yorktown was dedicated in her honor on October 25, 1985.

Learn more at the following links:

  • Coast Guard Memorial


  • Airborne Law Enforcement Association Memorial


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