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U.S.S. Guam Certificate of Appreciation



Department of State
United States of America

Certificate of Appreciation
U.S.S. Guam

This certificate is presented to the Sailors and Marines of the USS Guam from the Ambassador and staff of the American Embassy in Mogadishu, Somalia in recognition of their valiant performance rescuing 281 diplomats and other evacuees from the embassy compound in January 1991. Those saved by the valor of the Guam's officers and men will always be grateful to those who organized and conducted operation eastern exit.

April 9, 1991
[signature]
James K. Bishop
U.S. Ambassador

Published: Tue Aug 07 10:24:06 EDT 2018