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"A Sailor's Sailor": Delbert Black legacy carries on with DDG 119 Commission

  • All Hands Magazine
  • Sept. 24, 2020 | 3:30

Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Russell Smith and Ima Black, a Navy veteran and widow to Delbert Black, the first MCPON of the Navy, recount Black's life, service, and struggles he faced as the first arbiter of the enlisted voice in Washington D.C. Watch never-before-seen interview footage of Black himself describe the trials of being the first MCPON. The USS Delbert D. Black (DDG 119) will be commissioned on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020 With Ima Black in attendance to bring the destroyer to life. (U.S. Navy Video by Matthew Callahan for Navy Production/ All Hands Magazine)

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