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Chief Hospital Corpsman Jason Shaeffer, an independent duty corpsman assigned to USS Constitution, leads the crew formation during a commemoration of the War of 1812 battle with the British ship HMS Guerriere.
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CHARLESTOWN, Mass. (Aug. 19, 2009) Chief Hospital Corpsman Jason Shaeffer, an independent duty corpsman assigned to USS Constitution, leads the crew formation during a commemoration of the War of 1812 battle with the British ship HMS Guerriere. The 197th anniversary of USS Constitution's first battle particularly honored Marine Lt. William Sharp Bush, who lost his life during that engagement and was the first Marine officer to die in service to our country. Old Ironsides's battle with HMS Guerriere also helped establish USS Constitution's nickname when an unknown American Sailor noticed shot from HMS Guerriere either bouncing off or imbedding in USS Constitution's hull. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Clay Weis/Released)

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