USNS Sisler (T-AKR 311)

John Konrad
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August 10, 2007

USNS Sisler (T-AKR 311), the fourth of 14 new large, medium-speed, roll-on/roll-off ships destined for the U.S. Navy’s Military Sealift Command operation, was christened Feb. 28 at the National Steel and Shipbuilding Company in San Diego, Calif. The ship is named for U.S. Army First Lieutenant George “Ken” Sisler, a Dexter, Mo., native who was presented the Medal of Honor posthumously for action in Vietnam in 1967. Sisler carried a wounded comrade while fighting off enemy troops.

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