Daily Archives: September 7, 2006

Gen. Powell presents Capt. Lansden with the Silver Service Medallion for “exemplary leadership” during the Hurricane Katrina

CAPTAIN ROBERT K. LANSDEN, USN

Capt. Robert Lansden  is flanked by former California Gov. Pete Wilson  (left) and Gen. Colin Powell, former chairman of  the Joint Chiefs of Staff and former Secretary of  State, after Gen. Powell presented Capt. Lansden  with the Silver Service Medallion for his  “exemplary leadership” as master of the USNS  Pollux during the Hurricane Katrina relief effort in New Orleans in 2005. Capt. Lansden was chosen to represent all U.S. merchant mariners who  responded to the crisis. The Army, The Navy and the “first responder” police and firefighters were  also represented by one individual from each service at the award ceremony at the World War II  Museum in New Orleans.

CAPTAIN ROBERT K. LANSDEN, USN

SOURCE: Gulf Coast Marine rs Association GCMA News – Aug/Sept 2006 issue