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Tucson sailor marks Memorial Day with wreath-laying in Japan

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U.S. Navy personnel in Japan held an early Memorial Day ceremony Wednesday, including the laying of a wreath by a sailor from Tucson.

Naval Aircrewman Mechanical 1st Class Alexander Coccio paid respects to a symbolic casket, commemorating the lives of U.S. servicemembers killed in the armed forces.

The ceremony was held at Naval Air Facility Atsugi, the largest U.S. naval air base in the Pacific Ocean. The base serves the the squadrons of Carrier Air Wing Five, which deploys on the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan.

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