Life of the Party: Lone Sailors Honored

Baseball, C-SPAN and Hollywood dominated the Navy Memorial’s Lone Sailor Awards this year.
By Kate Faherty

Brian Lamb, Jerry Coleman and Beau Bridges at the Lone Sailor gala. Photos by Ralph Alswang Photography.

The Navy Memorial’s Lone Sailor Award honors veteran seamen who have gone on to gain fame and become successful in their civilian careers. This year’s honorees were awarded

Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus and his wife were in attendance to award the Lone Sailors of 2011.

recently at the annual gala, held at the National Building Museum.

The Lone Sailor Award honored C-SPAN’s founder and CEO Brian Lamb, Navy veteran; famed Major League Baseball Second Baseman and Broadcast Announcer Jerry Coleman, Marine Corps veteran; famed Major League Baseball Pitcher Bob Feller, Navy veteran; and Hollywood family Beau, Jeff and Lloyd Bridges, all three Coast Guard veterans.

Past honorees include Arnold Palmer, Yogi Berra and Bill Cosby.

The Lone Sailor Award is given based on respectable civilians who exemplify the Navy core values of Courage, Honor and Commitment.

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