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USNS SISLER Personnel Invited to Royal Marines Event

Summary: The Master and Bosun of the USNS SISLER attended the British Royal Marines Command Regimental Dinner in Diego Garcia, British Indian Ocean Territory.

Wilbur Dahn, Master of the USNS SISLER, and Thomas Cook, the ship’s Bosun, were invited to attend the British Royal Marines Regimental Dinner in Diego Garcia, British Indian Ocean Territory.  These rare invitations were extended as a result of the vessel’s support of the Royal Marines.

On the 7th of November, 2014, Captain Dahn and Bosun Cook attended the event, which honored the 350th anniversary of the founding of the British Royal Marines.  Because of the ship’s efforts, which helped strengthen US/UK relations on the atoll, they were mentioned in the opening remarks.

Diego Garcia is an atoll of the Chagos Archipelago in the British Indian Ocean Territory.  Located in the Indian Ocean seven degrees south of the equator, it is a British administrated atoll that is home to a U.S. Navy Support Facility.

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