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Biden congratulates Coast Guard rescue swimmer on Hurricane Ian heroics

A Coast Guard rescue swimmer was publicly thanked by President Joe Biden for his Hurricane Ian heroics, days earlier than he resulting from be fired over the army’s Covid-19 vaccine coverage.

In a press launch, Biden expressed his gratitude to Aviation Survival Technician Second Class Zach Loesch: ‘I informed him how pleased with him I used to be and thanked him for all of the work he and his Coasties are doing to avoid wasting lives,’ the assertion learn.

As of September 2022, there are 2,632 unvaccinated members of the US Coast Guard. 

The army department with probably the most unvaccinated members if the US Marine Corps with 8,913, adopted by the Air Force with 3,955, then the Navy, 2,623, the department with the fewest unvaccinated members if the US Army with 1,337.  

Loesch was working alongside Lieutenant Commander Christopher Hooper in his rescue. 

The assertion thanked the pair ‘for the heroic work that they and their Coast Guard colleagues have carried out throughout search and rescue operations in response to Hurricane Ian.’

The launch continued: ‘The President thanked them for saving lives and requested for a report on the work that continues to rescue Floridians.’

‘He additionally requested in the event that they wanted any extra help that he can present to speed up profitable rescues; they indicated they’ve gotten what they should execute their very important mission,’ the assertion concluded.

The army department with probably the most unvaccinated members if the US Marine Corps with 8,913, adopted by the Air Force with 3,955, then the Navy, 2,623, the department with the fewest unvaccinated members if the US Army with 1,337

Aviation Survival Technician Second Class Zach Loesch pictured on the phone with President Joe Biden on Saturday

Aviation Survival Technician Second Class Zach Loesch pictured on the cellphone with President Joe Biden on Saturday

In a press release, Biden said of Loesch: 'I told him how proud of him I was and thanked him for all the work he and his Coasties are doing to save lives'

In a press launch, Biden mentioned of Loesch: ‘I informed him how pleased with him I used to be and thanked him for all of the work he and his Coasties are doing to avoid wasting lives’

Following the conversation, Loesch told Breitbart in an interview that he due to be fired by the Coast Guard over his vaccine stance

Following the dialog, Loesch informed Breitbart in an interview that he resulting from be fired by the Coast Guard over his vaccine stance

Following the dialog, Loesch informed Breitbart in an interview that he resulting from be fired by the Coast Guard over his vaccine stance. 

He mentioned: ‘If I had requested any of the folks I saved yesterday in the event that they wished to come back with me despite the fact that I’m unvaccinated, each single certainly one of them would have mentioned ‘yes.’

Loesch also said that he has submitted a religious exemption. Religious exemptions are typically made in the military regarding the use of fetal tissue in the vaccine.

Despite this presence, even Pope Francis has endorsed the Covid-19 vaccine. 

So far most of those servicemembers who have been involuntarily separated from service over the vaccine receive a general discharge. 

This means they are still entitled to benefits and can rejoin the military if they get the vaccine, according to the Military Times. 

In December 2021, the Biden Administration has decreed that military servicemen and women had to be vaccinated against Covid-19

In December 2021, the Biden Administration has decreed that military servicemen and women had to be vaccinated against Covid-19

In his phone call with Biden, Loesch said that he did not feel it was appropriate to bring up his impending dismissal

In his phone call with Biden, Loesch said that he did not feel it was appropriate to bring up his impending dismissal

In his phone call with Biden, Loesch said that he did not feel it was appropriate to bring up his impending dismissal.

He said: ‘It just sucks that he thanked me yet the vaccine mandate is what’s kicking me out.’

Loesch added: ‘I simply love my job and I’m actually good at it. It sucks. I really feel like that is the job that I used to be born to do.’ 

In addition to his army career, Loesch is an avid disc golfer. According to his official profile on the Professional Disc Golf Association web site, he’s ranked 971st within the United States and is predicated in Dunedin, Florida.

On his Instagram web page, he declares himself to be a ‘USCG Helicopter Rescue Swimmer’ and a ‘Proud Husband.’   

During the rescue, Loesch saved a disabled girl and her husband from a bed room of their residence that that they had change into trapped in. The rescue swimmer was pressured to kick in a wall as a way to get to the couple. 

From there, Loesch mentioned that he strapped the girl and her wheelchair to his physique and hoisted her to a ready helicopter. In addition, he saved the lives of a number of pets within the space. 

In August, the United States Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut, disenrolled the seven cadets final month for failing to adjust to the army’s COVID-19 vaccination mandate, after their requests for non secular exemptions had been denied earlier this year. 

The cadets, whose names haven’t been launched, had been required to depart the campus by August 19. 

A lawyer representing the cadets, Michael Rose, mentioned that the youths had been threatened with being eliminated by armed guards from the campus if they didn’t go away by August 19.   

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin final year made the Covid-19 vaccine obligatory for service members, together with these on the army academies, saying the vaccine is essential to sustaining army readiness and the well being of the power.

Several lawsuits are difficult that mandate, together with two in South Carolina and Texas involving a few of the Coast Guard Academy cadets that Rose represents, in addition to cadets from different academies. 

The army providers had various deadlines for his or her forces, and the Army National Guard was given the longest period of time to get the photographs, primarily as a result of it’s a big power of about 330,000 troopers who’re broadly scattered across the nation, many in distant areas.

The Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps at 97 p.c or higher and the Air Guard at about 94 p.c. Around 90 p.c of Army Reserve forces had been partially or fully vaccinated. 

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