Day-long gun salute honors former president George H.W. Bush

Inver Grove Heights sailor Cameron Childs part of Bush honor detail

Members of the detail who honored former President George H.W. Bush: (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, Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Fuels) Third  Class Michael Vaughan of Williamsburg, Va., Aviation Electrician’s Mate Bishop Tucker of San Antonio, Seaman Alyssa Keller of Renton, Wash., Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Aircraft Handler) Ryan Eades of Seal Beach, Calif. and detail leader Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Fuels) Senior Chief Shaven Savoy of Crowley, La.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – 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.

Aviation Technician Airman Cameron Childs of Inver Grove Heights was among those selected to be a part of honoring the nation’s 41st president.

The first round was fired immediately following Morning Colors at 0800 (8 a.m. EST), echoing along the shores of the Anacostia River. Following that, a round was fired every 30 minutes until Evening Colors at 1646 (4:46 p.m. EST).

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 World War II, who passed away Nov. 30 at his Houston 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.

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