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Vice Adm. John P. Currier, vice commandant of the Coast Guard, and Coast Guardsmen from units throughout the Pacific Northwest, attend the memorial service for retired Cmdr. Ray Evans at Mountain View Memorial Park in Lakewood, Wash., June 5, 2013. Evans enlisted in the Coast Guard in 1939 and served the Coast Guard during World War II, earning the Navy Cross for his actions at Guadalcanal, eventually retiring from active service in 1962. U.S. Coast Guard multimedia by Petty Officer 2nd Class George Degener.


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This work, Cmdr. Ray Evans Memorial Service, by PO2 George Degener, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:06.5.2013

Date Posted:06.6.2013 3:08PM

Category:Package

Video ID:292647

VIRIN:130605-G-JL323-001

Filename:DOD_100831895

Length:00:05:10

Location:SEATTLE, WA, USGlobe

Hometown:SEATTLE, WA, US

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