On Feb. 28, 2012, a Coast Guard helicopter, designation 6535,
went down in Mobile Bay, Ala., during a training flight. The
accident claimed the lives of all four crew members on board.
Lt. Cmdr. Dale Taylor, Lt. j.g. Thomas Cameron, Chief Petty Officer
Fernando Jorge and Petty Officer 3rd Class Andrew Knight were the
crew members of CG 6535.
Thomas Cameron was a four-year member of the men's soccer team and team captain in 2008 leading the Bears to an ECAC Championship. He returned in 2009 to be an assistant coach for one season.
In situations like these, jersey numbers are often retired. In
this case, the Coast Guard men’s soccer program desires for
the legacy of Thomas J. Cameron and all he embodied to be honored
and remembered each year. The #12 will be worn each year by a
senior who’s leadership, hard work and relentless desire to
win mirrors what Thomas brought to the program over the
course of five years with the program. The first recipient of
the # 12 jersey is captain Greg Kennerley. Greg was a freshman when
Thomas served an assistant coach and experienced his passion first
Senior captain Greg Kennerley was choosen to be the first player to wear the #12 this season. Kennerley was a freshman, when Thomas was an assistant coach
Read a feature about Kennerley wearing the #12 in the Boston Globe by CLICKING HERE
Read a feature about Kennerley wearing the #12 in The Day by CLICKING HERE