YOKOSUKA, Japan (May 6, 2016) – The crew of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89) held a memorial service for a member of the Mustin family, the ship’s namesake, at Commander Fleet Activities Yokosuka’s (CFAY) Chapel of Hope.
The ceremony gave the Sailors a chance to pay their respects and remember the life of Vice Adm. Henry C. Mustin who passed away on April 11, 2016.
Henry Mustin, born in Bremerton, Wash., was commissioned as an Ensign in the U.S. Navy on June 3, 1955. Among his accomplishments he served as Commander, Destroyer Squadron 12, Commander, Cruiser Destroyer Group 2, and as Commander, U.S. 2nd Fleet and at NATO Striking Fleet Atlantic before retiring on Jan. 1, 1989.
Captain John Mustin, son of Henry Mustin, who was not able to attend, addressed the crew of Mustin in a letter saying, “I hope you know how much he adored every Sailor associated with the Mustin-Nation and how proud he was with the magnificent manner in which the crew has represented our country, our Navy and our family.”