LEWIS B PULLER MLP 3
Ship Name and Designation History
This section lists the names and designations that the ship had during its lifetime. The list is in chronological order.
Keel Laid 5 November 2013 - Launched 6 November 2014
Christened 7 February 2015
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- USNS LEWIS B. PULLER MLP-3 Covers Page 1 (2013-2015)
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07 February 2015
Christening, cachet by Greg Ciesielski
NAMESAKE - Named after Lieutenant General Lewis Burwell "Chesty" Puller, USMC. A distinguished combat veteran of the Banana Wars, World War II and the Korean War, Puller is the most decorated individual in the history of the United States Marine Corps. USS Lewis B. Puller FFG-23 was also named after LtGen Puller.
KEEL LAYING: The keel of the Puller was authenticated by Elizabeth Glueck, the wife of Lieutenant General Kenneth J. Glueck, Jr., the commanding general of the Marine Corps Combat Development Command.
Christening Note: The Saturday morning christening ceremony took place at NASSCO’s San Diego shipyard with the commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps, General Joseph F. Dunford, Jr., as the ceremony’s principal speaker. Ms. Martha Puller Downs, daughter of General Puller, served as the ship’s sponsor. She christened the ship by breaking the traditional bottle of champagne against the vessel’s hull.
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