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Admiral Coontz honored at event in Hannibal

The man who is the namesake of the Admiral Coontz Recreation Center in Hannibal was honored Wednesday, with a special ceremony celebrating his life.

To lean more about Robert Edward Coontz, the Hannibal resident who once served as the 2nd Chief of Naval Operations.

The celebration is part of the Hannibal Bicentennial’s continued celebration of notable figures who came from Hannibal.

Hannibal residents came out to learn about Admiral Coontz’ life, and career as an admiral in the US navy. The American Legion Post 55 honored Coontz with a color guard presentation.

Frank Healy

Multimedia Journalist at WGEM

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