usnavy on Mar 28, 2012
NORFOLK (March 27, 2012) U.S. Navy Sailors, assigned to the amphibious transport dock ship USS New York (LPD 21), and U.S. Marines, assigned to the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (24 MEU), depart for a regularly scheduled deployment. New York and 24 MEU are deployed as part of the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group (IWO ARG) to the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet Areas of Responsibility. (U.S. Navy video by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Betsy Knapper/Released)
The USS New York is close to many hearts. It is no under-statement to say that it carries within its bow the hearts of many.
Previous column on the USS New York, and an inkling of why it is so special.