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Battle of the Coral Sea/coin presentation

Cmdr. Mike Weeldreyer, commanding officer of the guided-missile destroyer USS Halsey (DDG 97), presents a survivor of the Battle of Coral Sea, who served aboard USS Lexington (CV-2) during World War II, with a Halsey command coin during a reception commemorating the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Coral Sea. Lexington was sunk during the Battle of Coral Sea. Halsey is on a deployment to the western Pacific. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Christopher Farrington)



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This work, Battle of the Coral Sea/coin presentation [Image 1 of 9], by Christopher Farrington, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:05.04.2012

Date Posted:05.05.2012 00:15

Photo ID:572752

VIRIN:120504-N-ZF681-016

Resolution:2100x1500

Size:1.86 MB

Location:BRISBANE, AUGlobe

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