McLean resident Stanton S. Coerr recently received The Robert A. Gannon Award for his collection of poetry Rubicon – the Poetry of War at the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation’s 2016 Annual Award ceremony on Saturday, April 23 at the National Museum of the Marine Corps in Triangle.
Coerr was one of several award recipients who produced exemplary portrayals of Marine Corps history, culture and service in a broad range of fields, including photography, documentaries, journalism, poetry, nonfiction and fiction writing. Over 400 people attended the ceremony.
John W. Warner, a former U.S. Senator, was recognized with the Lieutenant General John A. Lejeune Recognition for Exemplary Leadership at the event. A special presentation was made to Chris Brubeck, composer of “Quiet Heroes,” a Symphonic Salute to the Flag Raisers of Iwo Jima, and actor Wilford Brimley, who delivered a narration for Brubeck’s composition during a performance by “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band. For more information or to see the full list of awardees, visit marineheritage.com/awards.asp.