December 08, 2005

Signed, Sealed...

...and with the blessings of the U.S. State Department, and the Mexican Ministry of Foreign Relations, delivered back to the United States. The Mexican Navy's E-01 Cuitlahuac will once again become DD-574 John Rodgers, the most decorated surviving Fletcher-class destroyer of WWII in the Pacific.

DD-74 John Rodgers off Iwo Jima, Feb 15, 1945. Source

Did I mention that this entire chain of events took place becuase of the tenacity and hard work of a blogger by the name of Ward Brewer?

Go get the details of Ward's extraordinary story-in-the-making at the Operation Enduring Service weblog, and learn how you can lend a hand to help build what I've dubbed "the Salvation Navy."

Posted by Confederate Yankee at December 8, 2005 11:07 PM | TrackBack

Great story. Check out Wikipedia's listing of ships. I spent a good part of yesterday afternoon reading about Destroyers dating back to the 1900s.

Posted by: the man at December 9, 2005 07:23 AM

Indeed a great story.

Posted by: The Sanity Inspector at December 9, 2005 10:08 PM