Coast Guard commandant speaks at Pearl Harbor remembrance ceremony in Baltimore

Coast Guard District 5 NewsBALTIMORE — Admiral Robert Papp, commandant of the Coast Guard, spoke at a ceremony recognizing the 70th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and the 25th anniversary of the decommissioning of the Coast Guard Cutter Roger B. Taney here Wednesday.

The Taney, which has been displayed in Baltimore as a museum and memorial since 1987, was one of the U.S. fighting ships in Pearl Harbor during the Japanese attack. Taney’s crew, moored alongside Pier 6, in Honolulu Harbor manned the cutter’s anti-aircraft guns after receiving word of the surprise attack.

The museum staff hosted the event with an additional special heritage award presented from the World Ship Trust to the Taney’s staff in recognition of the cutters historic significance.

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