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Commissioning Photos

September 18th 2004 Pearl Harbor Hawaii - USS Chung-Hoon DDG-93

Over forty Sigsbee "family" members attended the Commissioning; 


 Sigsbee sailor and ships barber Ralph Pisano being interviewed by the Navy/Marine News Corp.   

Meeting up with Chief Bill Caraballo before the Commissioning Ceremony.


 Jackie Nelson (widow of Sigsbee sailor Paul Nelson), Ryan Nelson (behind Jackie) and Sigsbee sailor Paul Huber meet before the commissioning.


Left photo: Lt. Thomas Thoma and John.  Right photo: Entertainment prior to the commissioning ceremonies.

The Chung-Hoon's crew stood ready to receive the order to man their ship.


Chung-Hoon's crew manning their ship! as the band plays "Anchors Aweigh".


SIGSBEE veteran Paul Huber saluting the CHUNG-HOON


The following photo is from the reception held following the Commissioning Ceremony


 John, Michelle Punana Chung-Hoon and Sigsbee sailor Billy Roberts.  

Commander Kenny Williams with me at the reception.

Lt. Steve Shedd with me at the reception following the Commissioning.

Sigsbee veterans Bill Twomey and Chuck Edwards sharing some special memories.

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                                                                                     GOD BLESS THIS SHIP AND HER CREW

 The Commissioning Ceremony (order of events and speakers)

USS Chung-Hoon (DDG-93)

Commissioning Ceremony Script Highlights Ford Island, Hawaii

Traditional Hawaiian Ceremonial Opening

Announce Platform Guests

Honors to: The Honorable Linda Lingle, Governor State of Hawaii, Ruffles and Flourishes Admiral's March 19 Gun Salute

March of the Colors

National Anthem (Chung-Hoon Choir)

Invocation, Lt. Ronald T. Rinaldo, CHC USNR, Chaplin Destroyer Squadron 31

Welcome: The Honorable Linda Lingle, Governor of the State of Hawaii

Speakers: Mr. Robinson, RADM Hicks, RADM Hamilton, ADM Doran (Adm. Doran introduces Honorable Daniel Inouye)

Principal Speaker: The Honorable Daniel Inouye, Senator from Hawaii

Placing the ship in Commission: Admiral Walter J. Doran, Commander Pacific Fleet

Breaking of Commissioning Pennant: CDR Williams to RADM Hicks

Setting of the first watch: Mr. A.J. Politz (Sigsbee veteran) passes long glass to Lt.jg. Coles, USN

Manning the ship and bringing her alive:  Ms. Michelle Punana Chung-Hoon

Reporting for Duty: CDR Kenneth Williams to ADM Vitale

Breaking the flag of Commander U.S. Pacific Fleet

Commanding officers remarks: CDR Kenneth L. Williams

Benediction: Lt. Ronald T. Rinaldo, CHC, USNR


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