Coast Guard christens national security cutter Munro

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The Coast Guard christened its sixth national security cutter Munro at Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula, Mississippi, on Nov. 14.

The cutter was named after Petty Officer 1st Class Douglas A. Munro, the Coast Guard’s sole Medal of Honor recipient, who died while evacuating a detachment of Marines from Guadalcanal Sept. 27, 1942.

Munro’s great-niece, Julie Sheehan, is the ship’s sponsor and performed the honor of breaking a bottle of American sparkling wine across the ship’s bow during the christening ceremony.

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