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Johnstown native on USS Somerset crew

Matthew Konchan, who will serve aboard the USS Somerset, visits Johnstown, his hometown, with his wife, Jenny, their newborn twins, Michael and Isabella, and son Jacob. Submitted

By Mary Pickels Tribune-Review When the USS Somerset is commissioned on March 1, Johnstown native Matthew Konchan will be a “plank owner,” the name given to a ship’s first crew. Konchan, 33, will be on deck for the commissioning ceremony, when the ship will be “brought to life” at Philadelphia’s Penn’s Landing. The ship commemorates […]

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USS Somerset: Pa. bound for March 1 commissioning

USS Somerset

By Dave Suter Johnstown Tribune-Democrat The Cumberland Times-News SOMERSET, Pa. — The USS Somerset is finally Pennsylvania bound. It departed Huntington Ingalls Industries shipyard in Avondale, La., on Monday. The $1.2 billion, 684-foot-long San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock is expected to pass through the Gulf of Mexico and along the Eastern Seaboard before reaching the […]

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Wounded Warriors visit National September 11 Memorial, Museum

By Cpl. Daniel E. Valle Marines assigned to the Wounded Warrior Battalion-East, Wounded Warrior Regiment, visited the National September 11 Memorial & Museum on Feb. 1. The visit, intended to give the Marines an opportunity to see the site that commemorates and honors the thousands lost in the attacks of September 11, allowed them […]

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