USS Missouri (SSN 780) Offers Condolences to the People of Missouri
In a sign of solidarity the commanding officer and his crew aboard the Virginia-class attack submarine USS Missouri (SSN 780) send their prayers and condolences to the people of Missouri following a tornado that ripped through the city of Joplin, Mo., May 22.
"The officers and crew of USS Missouri extend their support and condolences to the people of Missouri in response to the tornado devastation in Joplin," said Cmdr. Timothy Rexrode, the commanding officer of Missouri who leads a crew of about 134 officers and enlisted personnel. "The people of Missouri are tremendous supporters of the ship and the U.S. military. In this time of crisis we extend our thoughts and prayers."
Missouri is the fifth Navy ship to be named in honor of the people of the "Show Me State."