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Ship's sponsor Alma Bernice Clark Gravely, wife of the late Vice Admiral Samuel L. Gravely, escorted by Cmdr. Douglas Kunzman, commanding officer of the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer Gravely (DDG-107).
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PASCAGOULA, Miss. (May 16, 2009) Ship's sponsor Alma Bernice Clark Gravely, wife of the late Vice Admiral Samuel L. Gravely, escorted by Cmdr. Douglas Kunzman, commanding officer of the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer Gravely (DDG-107), takes a moment to admire the ship following her christening ceremony at Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding, Pascagoula, Miss. The Navy's newest destroyer is the 57th in her class, and honors Vice Adm. Samuel L. Gravely who was the first African American to command and major warship, achieve flag rank, and command a numbered fleet. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kevin S. O'Brien)

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