Newly commissioned Ensigns of the Coast Guard Academy's Class of 2009 divest themselves of all symbols of cadet life, signifying their accomplishment in earning commissions as officers in the Coast Guard at the academy's 128th Commencement Exercises in New London, Conn., Wednesday, May 20, 2009. During his speech, Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Thad Allen told the graduates they will be the guardians of a Coast Guard many of today's Coast Guardsmen will never see. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Victoria Bonk)
|Date Posted:||01.27.2014 04:56|
|Location:||NEW LONDON, CT, US|
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