Morehead City Mayor Visits USS Monterey

Story Number: NNS071010-15Release Date: 10/10/2007 1:12:00 PM
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By Fire Controlman 1st Class John Stickles, USS Monterey Public Affairs

MOREHEAD CITY, N.C. (NNS) -- Morehead City Mayor Gerald A. "Jerry" Jones Jr. and his wife Ruth greeted Sailors aboard USS Monterey (CG 61), Oct. 6.

The Monterey was in Morehead City to help celebrate the 21st annual Seafood Festival. Jones presented a key to the city to Capt. Robert E. Oldani, Monterey's commanding officer.

Oldani presented a plaque, a personalized picture of the ship, and a command ball cap to the mayor.

"We are very pleased to participate in this 21st North Carolina seafood festival," Oldani stated. "A visit by Mayor Jones, and [his participation] in the blessing of the fishing fleet were tremendous, and contributed to making this a successful port visit."

While on board, Jones met with Sailors and toured Monterey's pilothouse, Combat Information Center and helicopter hangar.

Following the mayor's visit, Monterey opened its doors to the general public, providing tours to over 1,300 visitors over the weekend.

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Tugboats escort the Ticonderoga-class cruiser USS Monterey (CG 61) to the pier.
Official U.S. Navy file photo of Ticonderoga-class cruiser USS Monterey (CG 61).
April 5, 2007
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