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Crowley native honors Former President Bush with day-long Gun Salute

Posted: 7:07 PM, Dec 04, 2018
Updated: 2018-12-04 20:07:44-05

WASHINGTON  — A detail from the Navy Ceremonial Guard performed a Gun Salute in honor of former President George H.W. Bush along the waterfront at the Washington Navy Yard today.

One of the members of the guard was Senior Chief Shaven Savoy of Crowley.

The first round was fired immediately following Morning Colors at 0800, echoing along the shores of the Anacostia River. Following that, a round was fired every 30 minutes until Evening Colors at 1646. The last round was fired at 1630 for a total of 18 rounds.

The gun salute was one of the first military honors visible to the public in Washington D.C. for former President Bush, a decorated Navy pilot during WW II who passed away Nov. 30 at his Houston, Texas home at the age of
94.

Established in 1931, the United States Navy Ceremonial Guard is the official ceremonial unit of the Navy. Located at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Washington, DC, the Navy Ceremonial Guard’s primary mission is to
represent the service in Presidential, Joint Armed Forces, Navy, and public ceremonies in and around the nation’s capital.

Courtesy U.S. Navy
Navy Office of Community Outreach

Members of the detail who honored former President Bush were led by Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Fuels) Senior Chief Shaven Savoy of Crowley, La., who is in the far right of the group photo. Other detail members (from
left to right) are Master-at-Arms Seaman Jasmine Abbott of Blountstown, Fla., Master-at-Arms Seaman Charles Weissneburger, of Nerk, Ohio, Aviation Technician Airman Cameron Childs of Inver Grove Heights Minn., Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Fuels) Third Class Michael Vaughan of Williamsburg, Virginia., Aviation Electrician’s Mate Bishop Tucker of San Antonio, Texas, Seaman Alyssa Keller of Renton, Wash., and Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Aircraft Handler) Ryan Eades of Seal Beach, Calif.