ISS1 2019

Reservist Magazine is the award-winning official publication of the United States Coast Guard Reserve. Quarterly issues include news and feature articles about the men and women who comprise America's premier national maritime safety and security

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LEFT: Rear Adm. Andrew Tiongson, commander of the First Coast Guard District, passes a folded American flag to a family member during funeral services for Dr. Olivia Hooker in White Plains, N.Y., Dec. 5. Hooker was the first African- American woman to enlist in the Coast Guard. BELOW (top to bottom): Coast Guard members past and present from around the country pose around a photograph of Dr. Olivia Hooker during the service. • Coast Guard members carry the flag and her urn during the ceremony. • Cmdr. Zeita Merchant wipes away tears during the service. Photos by Petty Officer 3rd Class Steve Strohmaier Her legacy lives on... Issue 1 • 2019 � RESERVIST 5

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