Marilla Waesche Pivonka
The Waesche is named after Admiral Russell Randolph Waesche, a legendary Coast Guard official who oversaw major changes to the U.S. military branch, following his service in World War I, including originating the Coast Guard Institute and Correspondence School, and developing plans to integrate the Coast Guard into the Navy, in the event of war.
Here, Waesche's granddaughter Marilla Waesche Pivonka tours the bridge during the commissioning ceremony in Alameda, Calif., on Friday.
May 8, 2010 10:16 AM PDT
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