Monday, June 25, 2007

Ahoy, USS Jacksonville 

Posted by Sasha at 5:58 PM ET

Excerpt from Jacksonville.com

Question: Was there a lot of hoopla surrounding the Jacksonville's arrival?

Answer: Yes. Close to 50 people - submarine veterans, members of the Sons of the American Revolution, two Jaguars cheerleaders and municipal and state government officials - greeted the boat as it tied up to the pier. State Rep. Stan Jordan, R-Jacksonville, presented [Cmdr. John Kropcho, the Jacksonville's commanding officer] with a key to the city.

"They're going to deploy with you," Jacksonville Military Affairs Director Dan McCarthy joked about Jags cheerleaders Kristina Reyes and Mandy Perdue after they were introduced to Kropcho.

"Great, that'll help with morale," Kropcho said.

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