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THE PRESTIGIOUS PRESIDENT'S AWARD
"LONE SAILOR AWARD"

 

 

 

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In the year 2000 Retired Master Chief Joe Lee former second term president felt there was a need for an award be given each year to an outstanding Association member that had made the most contributions to the Tortuga Association. Sadly, Joe Lee passed away in November 2003.

The Lone Sailor's award was established by Joe Lee, voted on and unanimously passed at the 2000 reunion in Branson Missouri. The award is in the form of a replica of the "Lone Sailor Statue" that is located in Washington, DC at the U.S. Navy Memorial.

This beautiful replica of the Stanley Bleifeld masterpiece, The Lone Sailor stands 8" high, hand cast in the USA of bonded bronze. Each statue is hand-finished in an aged bronze patina and comes mounted on solid wood base.

The Lone Sailor statue represents all people who ever served are serving now or who are yet to serve in the Navy. The Lone Sailor is a composite of the U.S. Navy blue jacket, past, present and future. He's called the Lone Sailor." The preceding was a quote from the pages of the U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation Web pages…

Since the Tortuga Association was established in 1990, many people have and continue to contribute their help in many ways. Although they have never received any type of award this doesn't diminish the fact that their help is appreciated. These people deserve big a "BRAVO ZULU", FOR A JOB WELL DONE!

The following people have received this prestigious award & have contributed to the association in various ways.

 

2011 - Jesus " Pancho " Velasquez... Presented by Skip Weiss

2010 - Jack Shimizu... Presented by Skip Weiss

2009-Brashiers William (Bill)...Presented by Jesus (Pancho) Valasques

2008-LAWRENCE R. (LARRY) FAY...Two Term President.
Presented by Jesus (Pancho) Valasquez incoming President.

2007-JACK HAMMOND
Presented by, LAWRENCE R. (LARRY) FAY, President.

Georgia Hammond was awarded a anchor necklace. They both received a "Award of Excellence" certificate. Georgia was honored to be the first wife to receive an award.

2006-CARL (DOC) BAKER
RETIRED ADMIRAL
Presented by, Jack Shimizu, President.

2005-TOM EVANS (FOUNDER)
Presented by, Jack Shimizu, President.
MAILED, was not able to attend reunion due to health reasons.

2004-TRAVIS LAIRD
Presented by, Jack Shimizu, President.
MAILED, was not able to attend reunion due to health reasons.

2003-JOE LEE, PRESIDENT.
Presented by, Jack & Georgia Hammond.
Jack & Georgia presented award to Joe at his home.

2002-RON WALLACE.
Presented by Joe Lee, President.

2001-DAVE WALDRON.
Presented by Joe Lee, President.

2000-CHUCK WESTBROOK
Presented by Tom Evans, Founder.

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