Aug 28, 2014
TRIPLE SPLASH -- With three simultaneous swings, the sponsors of Northrop Grumman-built Aegis guided missile destroyer, William P. Lawrence (DDG 110), named for naval aviator and Vietnam POW Vice Adm. William P. Lawrence, christen the ship in a time-honored tradition Saturday, April 17, 2010. The sponsors include (L-R) Vice Adm. Lawrence's daughter U.S. Navy Capt. Wendy B. Lawrence, a retired astronaut, his daughter Laurie Macpherson Lawrence, M.D., and his widow, Diane Wilcox Lawrence. Standing behind the sponsors are (L-R) U.S. Navy Cmdr. Tom Williams, the ship's prospective commanding officer; Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding President Mike Petters; and Lawrence's longtime friend, Texas businessman H. Ross Perot.