Frank E. Petersen (DDG 121) Christened

Oct 06, 2018

Frank E. Petersen (DDG 121) Christened
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Ship Sponsors Alicia J. Petersen (left) and D’Arcy Neller (right) christen DDG 121, the destroyer named for Petersen’s late husband, Frank E. Petersen Jr., the first African-American aviator and general in the U.S. Marine Corps. Also pictured (left to right) are retired Gen. Alfred Gray, former commandant of the Marine Corps and keynote speaker at the christening; Ingalls Shipbuilding President Brian Cuccias; and Gen. Robert Neller, the 37th commandant of the Marine Corps. Photo by Derek Fountain/HII