Typewritten on back: "3438 / From: / Public Relations Division / U.S. Coast Guard / Washington, D.C. / Credit Line Must Read "OFFICIAL COAST GUARD PHOTO" / LENTEN MASS HONORS MARSHALL ISLANDS DEAD / Hundreds of fighting Coast Guardsmen and Marines gather in / reverence at an Easter season Catholic memorial mass on the / after boat deck of a Coast Guard-manned assault transport off / the Marshall Islands. Honor was paid to comrades who gave their / lives in the victorious invasion of Kwajalein and Eniwetok atolls / and other Marshall Island strongholds. The ship's chaplain, / assisted by the Marine Corps chaplain, lead the services before / an improvised altar, marked by the American flag draped from a / landing barge. / ***"
Aerial view of Coast Guardsmen and Marines at Lenten Mass honoring Marshall Islands Dead.