Yesterday morning, Tuesday, the USS AMERICA departed San Francisco after a week’s visit which featured her Commissioning on Saturday the 11th. Parting is such sweet sorrow…
USS AMERICA (LHA 6) Under Way to Her Home Port in San Diego. Port of Oakland in Background (Photo: KGO TV – ABC Channel 7)
It’s been this Committee’s honor and pleasure to support the great ship and her officers and crew during her voyage to Commissioning. Rear Admiral To Brown III, Commissioning Committee Chair, had this to say this to say this morning:
OK gang, our ship got underway [Tuesday] morning right on time and looking good! I had an opportunity to meet briefly with the Captain before they departed and he conveyed his thanks and appreciation for our contributions to an absolutely magnificent commissioning event and a wonderful eight day visit to the port of San Francisco. He is aware that we had a very successful fund-raising effort and he is especially grateful for what that will mean to the crew beyond what we were able to provide for the crew already.
So I join with CAPT Hall in passing our personal Well Dones and hearty Bravo Zulus to each of you for your magnificent work.
It has been my honor and pleasure to be the leader of the team and you have my sincerest thanks, admiration and respect!!
We will post our final report shortly. In the meanwhile, we send the ship and her people a fond farewell and best wishes for safe sailing and many decades of honorable service to our nation.
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