USS New York

Discussion in 'General Conversation' started by Phil Washburn, Jun 19, 2007.

  1. Phil Washburn

    Phil Washburn New Member

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    It was built with 24 tons of scrap steel from the World Trade Center .

    It is the fifth in a new class of warship - designed for missions that include special operations against terrorists. It will carry a crew of 360 sailors and 700 combat-ready Marines to be delivered ashore by helicopters and assault craft.

    Steel from the World Trade Center was melted down in a foundry in Amite , LA to cast the ship's bow section. When it was poured into the molds on Sept. 9, 2003, "those big rough steelworkers treated it with total reverence," recalled Navy Capt. Kevin Wensing, who was there. "It was a spiritual moment for everybody there."

    Junior Chavers, foundry operations manager, said that when the trade center steel first arrived, he touched it with his hand and the "hair on my neck stood up." "It had a big meaning to it for all of us," he said. "They knocked us down. They can't keep us down. We're going to be back."

    The ship's motto? "Never Forget"
     

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    pk_powell New Member

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    That in my humble opinion is very patriotic and touching! I'm kinda partial to the U.S.Navy, you see my Brother-in-law who passed away from bone and lung Cancer back in 2001 at the young age of 47 was a Vietnam Vet Sailor. He served aboard the U.S.S. Dubuque for 4 years and was stationed in both Long Beach and San Diego CA.My husband also was Navy.Now please don't get me wrong,I am very proud of any man or woman who wears a Service Uniform but when I see a Sailor my heart really swells with Pride! Thank you for sharing.:big_smile:
     

  3. Phil Washburn

    Phil Washburn New Member

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    me too, Pat. my dad and 2 of his brothers were sailors, and my cousin also served in the navy. my brother and i were born at the wrong time. i regret i never served in the military.
     
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    ryang Well-Known Member

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    You dont have to be a service member or prior to be a good American Phil, I know you know that dont regret what you cant change you know????