Paul R. Ignatius, SECNAV prepares to depart from and dons life jacket aboard USS Shangri La in Mediterranean Sea.
Mediterranean Sea Date:1968, July 11 Duration:2 min 30 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Paul Robert Ignatius, the United States Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) visits USS Shangri La (CV-38) in the Mediterranean Sea. View of Vice Admiral Edward H. Martin being greeted by Capt. Coogan, upon his arrival to the Shangri-La, via helicopter. The group proceeds on down the flight deck. Vice Admiral Martin, Rear Admiral Lawrence Geis, and Capt. Coogan, chatting on the flight deck. View of the honorable Paul R. Ignatius, SECNAV, departing the area of the helicopter on the flight deck. View of the SECNAV being greeted by Rear Admiral Geis, they proceed down the flight deck toward the Marine Honor Guard. The SECNAV stops to receive Honors. Side view of SECNAV receiving Honors, the band playing in the background. The Marine Honor Guard, with SECNAV appearing in the BG inspecting the Marine Honor Guard, along with the 1st. Lt. Terrence D. Brown, United States Marine Corps (USMC), officer in charge of the Marine Detachment. View of SECNAV receiving a 19 gun salute, smoke from guns seen in the far background. SECNAV walks through the rank of sideboys and prepares to depart from the ship. SECNAV receives a souvenir book from Capt. Coogan. Capt. Coogan shakes hand with the SECNAV beside the C-2A Greyhound. View of crewman assisting the SECNAV with a life jacket. SECNAV removes his coat, hands it to the crewman inside the plane, then dons the life jacket.
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