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|Shipmate Bob Cochrane (EM3
54-56) has a new female in his life. His lovely wife knows about it but
has little concern since "the other woman" is less than a year old. The
female we refer to is just another Navy ship that he's added to his
proverbial harem fleet. And Bob was invited to her first party!
In addition to being a member of the USS RICH Association, Bob is a member of the USS THE SULLIVANS Association as well and is active in the maintenance and upkeep of the famed museum ship located in Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military Park in Buffalo, New York. Apparently one of the perks of the job is to be invited to some special events... such as the commissioning of a new U.S. Navy LCS (Littoral Combat Ship) Wikipedia describes an LCS as "The concept behind the littoral combat ship, as described by former Secretary of the Navy Gordon R. England, is to "a small, fast, maneuverable and relatively inexpensive member of the DD(X) family of ships."
How quickly we forget the required paperwork to get something done in the military. Bob was honored with a refresher course.
|A few more details...
|Bob reported that in addition to he and his
wife, 8,998 other people attended the ceremony. (Yes, 9000 people
Needless to say, he was extremely happy and proud to attend this very special event and, on behalf of all his shipmate, we thank him. BRAVO ZULU, Bob and Joan!
|USS RICH (DD/DDE820)||390'||41'||2420 tons||18.6'||35 knots||4500 mi||336|
|USS LITTLE ROCK (LCS9) *||418'||104'||3194 tons||14'||44 knots||4300 mi||43core+35mission|
|*A number of variations exist|
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