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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release
March 26, 2012
President Obama Announces Presidential Delegation to the Kingdom of Tonga to Attend the State Funeral of His Majesty King George Topou V
President Barack Obama today announced the designation of a Presidential Delegation to the Kingdom of Tonga to attend the State Funeral of His Majesty King George Topou V on March 27, 2012.
The Honorable Frankie A. Reed, Ambassador to Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Tonga and Tuvalu, will lead the delegation.
Members of the Presidential Delegation:
The Honorable Anthony M. Babauta, Assistant Secretary for Insular Affairs, Department of the Interior
Lieutenant General Duane D. Thiessen, Commander of the United States Marine Corps Forces Pacific