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Navy medals honor heroic actions around Navy Yard shootings

Navy Secretary Ray Mabus presents 49 medals to civilians and service members.

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Navy officials gathered at the Washington Navy Yard Monday, June 23, 2014, to present medals and honor the heroic actions of civilians and military personal during the Sept. 16, 2013, shootings.

Here, Judy Johnson hugs Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus.

Johnson and Dino Zagami, right, accepted The Navy Distinguished Civilian Service Medal (Posthumous Award) on behalf of John "J.J." Roger Johnson, one of the 12 people killed during the shootings.

(Photo by Michael O'Connell/Federal News Radio)
Capt. Edward Zawislak, right, receives the Navy and Marine Corps Medal from Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus.

Zawislak received the medal for his heroic actions on Sept. 16, 2013, when an active shooter shot and killed 12 employees at the Washington Navy Yard.

(Photo by Michael O'Connell/Federal News Radio)

Listen to Capt. Edward Zawislak describe his experiences on Sept. 16, 2013.

 

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After saluting Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus, Capt. Timothy Crone extends his hand to shake the hand of his superior during the June 23, 2014, medal ceremony at he Washington Navy Yard.

Crone received the Navy and Marine Medal for his heroic actions during the September 2013 shootings at the Navy Yard.

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Listen to Capt. Timothy Crone talk about his experiences during the Navy Yard shootings.

 

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Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus spoke during the June 23, 2014, ceremony to honor the heroic acts of civilians and military personnel before and after the Sept. 16, 2013, shootings at the Washington Navy Yard.

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Listen to Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus' speech at the Navy Yard Ceremony.

 

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Adm. Jonathan Greenert, chief of naval operations, spoke during the June 23, 2014, ceremony to honor the heroic acts of civilians and military personnel before and after the Sept. 16, 2013, shootings at the Washington, Navy Yard.

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Adm. Jonathan Greenert, chief of naval operations, left, thanks Master of Arms 2nd Class Dominic Outlaw for his good work and for receiving The Navy and Marine Corps Medal, which was presented at a June 23, 2014, ceremony at the Washington Navy Yard. The awards recognized heroic action during the Sept. 16, 2013, shootings at the Navy Yard.

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Senior Chief Master at Arms Brandon Denison, right, salutes Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus on his way to receive The Navy and Marine Corps Medal. The award was presented at a June 23, 2014, ceremony at the Washington Navy Yard. The awards recognized heroic action during the Sept. 16, 2013, shootings at the Navy Yard.

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Capt. Edward Zawislak of NAVSEA, left, and Master at Arms 3rd Class Denise Torres were among the recipients of The Navy and Marine Corps Medal, which were presented at a June 23, 2014, ceremony at the Washington Navy Yard. The awards recognized heroic action during the Sept. 16, 2013, shootings at the Navy Yard.

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NAVSEA employee Stephanie Doyle, right, shakes hands with Adm. Jonathan Greenert, chief of naval operations, after she received The Navy Distinguished Civilian Service Medal for Valor, during a June 23, 2014, ceremony at the Washington Navy Yard.

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Adm. Jonathan Greenert, chief of naval operations, left, thanks NAVSEA employee Robert Anderson for his good work. Anderson received The Navy Distinguished Civilian Service Medal for Valor, during a June 23, 2014, ceremony at the Washington Navy Yard. (Photo by Michael O'Connell/Federal News Radio)

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Navy officials honored the heroic actions performed by 16 civilians during the Sept. 16, 2013, Navy Yard shootings. Officials presented them with The Navy Distinguished Civilian Service Medal for Valor, during a June 23, 2014, ceremony at the Washington Navy Yard.

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Vice Adm. Katharine Gregory of the Naval Facilities Command, thanks Doug Gaarde, who accepted The Navy Distinguished Civilian Service Medal (Posthumous Award) on behalf of Kathleen Nark Gaarde, a NAVSEA employee killed during the Sept. 16, 2013, shootings at the Washington Navy Yard.

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Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus, left, presents The Navy Distinguished Civilian Service Medal (Posthumous Award) to James Frasier, who is accepting the award on behalf of Sylvia Renee Frasier, a NAVSEA employee killed during the Sept. 16, 2013, Washington Navy Yard shootings.

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Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus, left, presents The Navy Distinguished Civilian Service Medal for Valor (Posthumous Award) to Jolanda Arnold, who accepted the award on behalf of Michael Wells Arnold, a NAVSEA employee killed during the Sept. 16, 2013, shootings at the Washington Navy Yard.

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The June 23, 2014, ceremony at the Washington Navy Yards to honor heroic actions by individuals during the Sept. 16, 2013, shootings there. begins with a presentation of the colors.

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A crowd gathers before the start of the June 23, 2014, ceremony at the Washington Navy Yard to honor heroic actions by individuals during the Sept. 16, 2013, shootings there.

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At a June 23, 2014, ceremony, Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus and other officials honored the heroic actions of civilians, military personnel and support agencies in connection with the Sept. 16, 2013, shootings at the Washington Navy Yard.

Mabus presented posthumous awards to the families of the 12 employees killed at the Navy Yard. Awards presented included the Navy Distinguished Civilian Service Medal with Valor, Navy Distinguished Civilian Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Medal, and the Department of the Navy Award of Merit for Group Achievement.

(Photo by Michael O'Connell/Federal News Radio)
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