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Release No: 195-00
October 19, 2000

Cohen to Honor Former Navy Master Diver

Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen will join Secretary of the Navy Richard Danzig at a ceremony to honor and recognize retired Navy Master Chief Carl M. Brashear, a Navy salvage diver, following a special screening of "Men of Honor." The film about Navy divers stars Cuba Gooding, Jr. and Robert DeNiro. The movie is inspired by Master Chief Brashear's life story.

Prior to the award ceremony, Secretary Cohen will join Navy leaders and executives of Twentieth Century Fox for a screening of the motion picture.

The movie will be screened on Saturday, Oct. 21, at 6 p.m. EDT at the Cineplex Odeon Wisconsin Avenue Cinemas, 4000 Wisconsin Avenue, Washington, D.C. Media representatives should arrive not later than 5 p.m.

The award ceremony and reception will be held after the screening at the Omni Shoreham Hotel, Palladian Room, 2500 Calvert Street, Washington, D.C. Media representatives should arrive by 8 p.m.

Both events are open to the media. For more information call Tracy Clark-Stajka, Allied Advertising Press Representative, at (202) 223-3660, James Desler (Thurs. and Fri.) at (703) 692-9703, or E.J. Pinuel (Sat.) at (703) 801-3514.

The movie opens nationwide on Friday, Nov. 10.

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