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Cmdr. Lee Axtell, command chaplain aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), releases the ashes of retired U.S. Navy captain and astronaut Walter M. (Wally) Schirra.
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PACIFIC OCEAN (Feb. 11, 2008) Cmdr. Lee Axtell, command chaplain aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), releases the ashes of retired U.S. Navy captain and astronaut Walter M. (Wally) Schirra during a burial-at-sea ceremony. Along with Schirra, the remains of eight other military veterans were committed to the sea during the ceremony. Ronald Reagan is conducting routine carrier operations. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd class Joseph M. Buliavac

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