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USS Somerset commissioned as Flight 93 tribute

Crew members line the rails during a commissioning ceremony for the USS Somerset (AP Photo/ Joseph Kaczmarek)

By Sean Carlin Associated Press A new U.S. Navy ship named to honor 40 passengers and crew killed when their hijacked United Airlines flight crashed as they fought with terrorists during the September 11 attacks was put into service in Philadelphia Saturday. The USS Somerset is named for the southwestern Pennsylvania county where Flight 93 crashed. […]

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USS Somerset arrives in Philadelphia

The USS Somerset's hangar door bears the motto “Let’s roll,” words uttered by Flight 93 passenger Todd Beamer. Matt Rourke

Associated Press PHILADELPHIA — A Navy ship named for the 9/11 attack site in Somerset County has arrived in Philadelphia for its commissioning ceremony. The USS Somerset moved up the Delaware River on Friday. It’s christened for the county where a hijacked airliner, United Airlines Flight 93, crashed after passengers [and crew] stormed the cockpit.

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USS New York Holds Change of Command

Capt. Jon C. Kreitz, outgoing commanding officer amphibious transport dock ship USS New York (LPD 21) gives welcome remarks during change of command ceremony aboard New York. Photo by MC2 Cyrus Roson

By MC3 Angus Beckles USS New York Public Affairs Amphibious transport dock USS New York held the ship’s third change of command ceremony on Feb. 14. Capt. Christopher Brunett, New York’s outgoing executive officer, relieved Capt. Jon Kreitz as commanding officer. “Thank you for being the best executive officer I could have asked for, you […]

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