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Ship and Crew pivotal to National Securtiy; ship featured in Tom Clancy novel
The USS Boston Shipmates Reunion will have a memorial ceremony at the New Mexico Veterans' Memorial Park starting at 8 AM on Sunday July 14, 2013 as a pivotal part of their annual reunion activities to be held in Albuquerque this July 11 through 14. The USS Boston, a Los Angeles class submarine,was commissioned in 1980 and was a key part of this nation 's defense system for 19 years. Crewed by 12 officers and 98 men, she was armed with torpedoes, cruise missiles, and mines. A much decorated ship, she was also featured in the Tom Clancy novel, Red Storm Rising.
The ceremonies at the Memorial Park, which is expected to be attend by 250+ shipmates and their families will include a wreath laying and a short service commemorating past shipmates.