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9th Silver Ancient Mariner

YORKTOWN, Va. - Vice Adm. Robert J. Papp, Jr., the 13th Gold Ancient Mariner of the Coast Guard officiates as Senior Chief Petty Officer Chris Kukla, the 8th Silver Ancient Mariner, retires and Master Chief Petty Officer Richard Vobornik assumes the watch as the 9th Silver Ancient Mariner during a ceremony at Training Center Yorktown, Va., Friday, July 17, 2009. The Ancient Mariner award was established in 1978 to honor the officer and enlisted Coast Guard "Cuttermen" who personify the dedication and professionalism associated with long service at sea and have held the distinction of Cutterman longer than any other officer or enlisted member. (U.S. Coast Guard photo/Petty Officer 2nd Class Andrew Kendrick)



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This work, 9th Silver Ancient Mariner, by PO1 Andrew Kendrick, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:07.17.2009

Date Posted:12.12.2013 12:53

Photo ID:1107101

VIRIN:090717-G-#####-055

Resolution:4256x2832

Size:4.92 MB

Location:YORKTOWN, VA, USGlobe

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