The Coast Guard and community remember a hero

The ceremony to recognize the anniversary of the Coast Guard rescue attempt by Boatswain’s Mate 1st Class Edgar A. Culbertson was held on Thursday afternoon, April 30, 2009.
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Above, a combined Duluth Police Department and Coast Guard honor Guard starts the ceremony off. Below, members of the Coast Guard watch over the tribute.
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Above left, Commander M. P. Lebsack, Captain of the Port of Duluth, welcomed everybody; at right, Captain Edward Montgomery spoke for the local Shipmasters Association in Duluth.
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Above, police officers, members of LEMA, the Law Enforcement Memorial Association. Below, the Lift Bridge is raised in tribute.
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Below, from left, Captain Tom Mackay receives an award of appreciation from Commander Lebsack, a Lema bugler and Ray Culbertson, brother of Edgar A. Culbertson, offers a family’s gratitude as an appropriate conclusion to the ceremony.3smallcgpics20090430-580