PASCAGOULA — The Navy’s newest guided missile destroyer will be christened in a weekend ceremony at the Huntington Ingalls Industries shipyard at Pascagoula.
A news release from Huntington Ingalls says Saturday’s christening will be attended by the man for whom the ship is named: 96-year-old Paul Ignatius.
According to biographical information from Huntington Ingalls, Ignatius held key military leadership positions during the John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson presidencies. He was the 59th United States Secretary of the Navy from 1967 to 1969.
Adm. John Richardson, the chief of naval operations, will be the principal speaker during Saturday morning’s ceremony.
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