Joel Heinecke is with the U.S. Coast Guard on 4 Sand Island in Hawaii.
His family in the Rim country writes, "Joel, We all love and miss you. We are so proud of you, and our prayers are that you are safe. Be ready for whatever comes your way. God is with you always. Love, Mom, Dad, Dodi, Pete, James, Mara, Janelle, Scott, Julie and the rest."