Mike Schuler
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March 2, 2014

140301-N-WL435-400 PHILADELPHIA (March 1, 2014) Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Jonathan Greenert is joined at the podium by Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. James Amos, USS Somerset (LPD 25) Commanding Officer Capt. Thomas Dearborn and ship’s sponsor Mary Jo Myers as he gives to order to place Somerset in commission during the commissioning ceremony of the San Antonio class amphibious transport dock March 1. The Somerset’s namesake recognizes the heroic actions of the 40 passengers and crew of United Airlines Flight 93 on Sept. 11, 2001 who sacrificed their lives to thwart a terrorist attack bringing down their would be hijackers and plane in a field in Somerset County, Pa. saving countless innocent lives in the process. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Peter D. Lawlor/Released)


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