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Rosa Maria Peralta etches her initials into the keel plate of the guided-missile destroyer Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Rafael Peralta (DDG 115) with the assistance of Bath Iron Works
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BATH, Maine (Oct. 30, 2014) Rosa Maria Peralta etches her initials into the keel plate of the guided-missile destroyer Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Rafael Peralta (DDG 115) with the assistance of Bath Iron Works welder Bob Morey. The ship is named after Marine Corps Sgt. Rafael Peralta, posthumously awarded the Navy Cross for heroism during the Second Battle of Fallujah. Peralta's sisters, Karen Peralta and Icela Peralta Donald also etched their initials into the ship's hull. (U.S. Navy photo courtesy of Bath Iron Works by Dennis Griggs/Released)

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