Alaina Short, granddaughter of Paul Dodd, with her parents Ann & Tom Short.

Honorable Mention recipient Isaac Bird, great nephew of O'Neil Infanto


The 2016 Essay  Prompt:

For the past 10 years, a group of men and women has found itself to be the guardian of the resting place of the 60 men who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country aboard the USS Emmons at Okinawa on April 6, 1945.  What do you feel inspires these divers of today to protect, memorialize and record the Emmons at the bottom of the ocean?  What does this mean to you personally as a member of the Emmons family?

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