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PHOTO RELEASE: Coast Guard delivers Mardi Gras monarchs, mans Coast Guard float

 

NEW ORLEANS - Rear Adm. Roy A. Nash (right), commander of the Eighth Coast Guard District, welcomes King Rex (left) and his krewe aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Harry Claiborne for their transport to Spanish Plaza in downtown, Feb. 20, 2012. The 175-foot coastal construction tender delivered the Mardi Gras monarchs Kings Rex and Zulu to kick off the official start of Lundi Gras 2012. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Bill Colclough.
NEW ORLEANS — Rear Adm. Roy A. Nash (right), commander of the Eighth Coast Guard District, welcomes King Rex (left) and his krewe aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Harry Claiborne for their transport to Spanish Plaza in downtown, Feb. 20, 2012. The 175-foot coastal construction tender delivered the Mardi Gras monarchs Kings Rex and Zulu to kick off the official start of Lundi Gras 2012. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Bill Colclough.
NEW ORLEANS - The Krewe of King Zulu embarks the Coast Guard Cutter Harry Claiborne for their transport to Spanish Plaza in downtown to kick off the start of Lundi Gras, Feb. 20, 2012. The 175-foot coastal construction tender delivered the Mardi Gras monarchs Kings Rex and Zulu for Lundi Gras 2012. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Bill Colclough.
NEW ORLEANS — The Krewe of King Zulu embarks the Coast Guard Cutter Harry Claiborne for their transport to Spanish Plaza in downtown to kick off the start of Lundi Gras, Feb. 20, 2012. The 175-foot coastal construction tender delivered the Mardi Gras monarchs Kings Rex and Zulu for Lundi Gras 2012. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Bill Colclough.

NEW ORLEANS - The U.S. Coast Guard float takes part in the Mardi Gras Day parade following the floats of King Rex in downtown, Feb. 21, 2012. The Coast Guard helped celebrate Mardi Gras with the community and delivered the Mardi Gras monarchs for Lundi Gras. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Bill Colclough.

NEW ORLEANS — The U.S. Coast Guard float takes part in the Mardi Gras parade following the floats of King Rex and his krewe, Feb. 21, 2012. The Coast Guard helped celebrate Mardi Gras with the community and delivered the Mardi Gras monarchs for Lundi Gras. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Bill Colclough.

NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard delivered the Mardi Gras monarchs Kings Rex and Zulu to Spanish Plaza in downtown to usher in the start of Lundi Gras, Monday.

The Coast Guard Cutter Harry Claiborne, a 175-foot inland construction tender homeported in Galveston, Texas, provided the safe transportation of the monarchs for the 2012 Mardi Gras celebration.

Distinguished guests in attendance aboard were the Secretary of the Navy, Ray Mabus, U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Steven Hummer, commander of Marine Forces Reserve and Marine Forces North, and political consultant James Carville and his wife, Mary Matalin.

“The crew performed superbly; because of their preparation and dedication, it was a nice, safe evolution,” said Chief Warrant Officer Paul Zado, commanding officer of the Harry Claiborne. “It was a great honor to be a part of the ceremony for the naming of King Rex.”

The Coast Guard annually participates in Mardi Gras by delivering the monarchs of Mardi Gras as well as manning a float for several parades throughout the carnival the season.

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