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Adm. Papp Dedicates Building Honoring Fallen Cutter Blackthorn Shipmate
1/28/2014 4:37:05 AM
Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp dedicated the Ensign Frank J. Sarna III Patrol Boat Building and Fitness Center in St. Petersburg, Jan. 27, 2014. On Jan. 28, 1980, Cutter Blackthorn
capsized after a collision in Tampa Bay and Ens. Sarna perished while attempting to assist trapped shipmates
. Patricia Sarna, Ens. Sarna's mother, is pictured with Adm. Papp. Remarks text is available
. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Kelley.