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First Lady and Adm Papp attend Stratton Commissioning Ceremony
4/2/2012 9:45:32 AM
Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp and Michelle Obama deliver remarks during the commissioning ceremony for the Coast Guard Cutter Stratton on March 31, 2012 in Alameda, CA. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Kelley. Stratton is the third National Security Cutter and Mrs. Obama
served as the ships sponsor
. It is named for Capt. Dorothy Stratton
, was the leader of the SPARS, the WWII-era women's division of the Coast Guard.