On April 8, 1967, the third USS STERETT (DLG 31) was commissioned at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard (PSNS), Bremerton, Washington.  CAPT Edward A. Christopherson, Jr., assumed command.  Welcoming remarks were made by the Commander, PSNS Rear Admiral W.F. Petrovic.  Introduction of the Guest Speaker was made by the Commander, Thirteenth Naval District Rear Admiral W.E. Ferrall.  Guest Speaker was the Secretary of the Navy, the Honorable Paul H. Nitze, and the Ship’s Sponsor was his wife Mrs. Paul H. Nitze.  In the Association today, we have 24 Plankowners who were present 55 years ago to see DLG-31 come to life!  See who they are here https://www.sterett.net/membership/plankowners/

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