On May 17, 1987, the USS Stark (FFG 31) was struck by two Exocet anti-ship missiles fired from an Iraqi Mirage aircraft during the Iran-Iraq War, killing 37 Sailors and wounding 21.
Shakespeare did not inspire the creation of the National Security Agency, but his fingerprints are all over it!
CTT1(SW) Steven P. Daugherty, USN
May 16, 1979 – July 6, 2007
AG1 Edward T. Earhart
May 14, 1975 – September 11, 2001
May 12, 1925 – – September 22, 2015
Did you know that among the D Day invasion force was New York Yankees legend and MLB Hall of Famer Yogi Berra? At the age of 19, Berra was a gunner’s mate assigned to attack transport USS Bayfield (APA 33). The Bayfield carried troops of the 8th Infantry Regiment to Utah Beach.
Source: U.S. Naval Institute
Born to Stephen and Mary Smith in Oswego, New York, on May 11, Senior Chief Petty Officer Shannon Kent grew up in the small Hudson Valley town of Pine Plains, where she graduated as an honor student from Stissing Mountain Junior/Senior High School.