President Joe Biden last week praised a Coast Guardsman for helping to rescue a 94-year-old following Hurricane Ian in Florida, but without any further intervention from the commander-in-chief, he now faces discharge.
Aviation Survival Technician Second Class Zach Loesch was praised in a Friday phone call from Biden, but because he won’t take the COVID-19 vaccine, he is facing expulsion from the service.
According to The Daily Wire, Loesch received presidential plaudits for ” kicking in a wall to save a trapped, wheelchair-bound woman and her husband. The guardsman hoisted the woman in her wheelchair to a waiting helicopter.”
“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,” Biden said in a press release from the White House thanking the Coast Guard petty officer as well as USCG Lt. Cmdr. Christopher Hooper “for the heroic work that they and their Coast Guard colleagues have performed during search and rescue operations in response to Hurricane Ian.”
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Hooper’s team also saved a 1-month old baby, according to the White House.
“The President thanked them for saving lives and asked for a report on the work that continues to rescue Floridians. He also asked if they needed any additional support that he can provide to accelerate successful rescues; they indicated they have gotten what they need to execute their vital mission,” the press release added, according to Breitbart News, which added:
Despite Biden thanking Loesch for saving people’s lives, Loesch is due to be kicked out from the Coast Guard in 30-60 days due to Biden’s own mandate that all members of the United States Armed Forces be fully vaccinated, Loesch told Breitbart News on Saturday.
Loesch had submitted a request for religious accommodation, as well as an appeal, but both were denied, according to Loesch.
“If I had asked any of the people I saved yesterday if they wanted to come with me even though I am unvaccinated, every single one of them would have said ‘yes,’” he said.
The Coastie added that he did not want to bring up his pending discharge on the phone with Biden because he didn’t want to ruin the call, but clearly, he wants to stay on active duty.
“It just sucks that he thanked me yet the vaccine mandate is what’s kicking me out,” he said, according to Breitbart News. “I just love my job and I’m really good at it. It sucks. I feel like this is the job that I was born to do.”