Dear Mr. Weatherington,
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We searched the National Archives Catalog and located Search and Rescue Case Files, 1/1965 - 12/1982; Reports of Search and Rescue Actions, 1954 - 1992; Headquarters Flag Plot Duty Officer Logs, 7/1963 - 11/1982; and Daily Operations Summaries and Highlights, 1/1965 - 12/1982 in the Records of the U.S. Coast Guard (Record Group 26) that may include the incident you seek. For more information about these records, please contact the National Archives at Washington, DC - Textual Reference (RDT1) at email@example.com.
We also located Logbooks of U.S. Navy Ships and Stations, 1941 - 1983 in the Records of the Bureau of Naval Personnel (Record Group 24) that includes the logs Forrestal (CV-59) - March 1981; Paul (FF-1080) - March 1981; Edson (DD-946) - March 1981; and Miller (FF-1091) - March 1981. According to the Naval History and Heritage Command, these were the ships that assisted in the rescue. For more information about these records, please contact the National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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