Skip to comments.Northrop to christen (USS) Arlington on Saturday (in Pascagoula)
Posted on 03/22/2011 9:42:04 PM PDT by Islander7
PASCAGOULA -- The Northrop Grumman-built amphibious transport dock ship Arlington will be christened on Saturday at 10 a.m. at the companys shipyard in Pascagoula.
The ship is named for the city of Arlington, Va., in honor of the 184 people who died when American Airlines Flight 77 crashed into the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001. The company said the ship also honors the military and civilian employees, emergency, fire and rescue personnel of Arlington County who provided assistance after the attack.
The ships sponsor is Joyce Rumsfeld, wife of former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld. Arlington County Fire Chief James Schwartz will deliver the principal address.
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I’ll have to see if my little sister was involved in the shakedown cruise on this one!
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