After a six-month deployment in the Pacific, Richards decided to surprise his daughter by dressing up as the Beast.
Coast Guard Honor Guard at WWII Memorial
Members of the U.S. Coast Guard Ceremonial Honor Guard perform silent drills before an audience at the National World War II Museum, Feb. 15, 2015. The Honor Guard is in New Orleans for the upcoming Mardi Gras Rex Parade where they will march along with a Coast Guard float. Photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Seth Johnson