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May 10, 1987 | CLAUDIA PUIG, Times Staff Writer
As more than 200 fellow crewmen in dress uniform boarded the spanking new frigate, Anglee A. Mitchell, a 21-year-old Marine, felt overwhelmed by the spirit of the USS Rodney M. Davis. The 3,800-ton, 453-foot guided missile frigate was commissioned Saturday at the U.S. Naval Station in Long Beach to honor Davis, another young Marine who 20 years earlier had sacrificed his life to save his platoon from an exploding grenade in Vietnam.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 10, 1987 | CLAUDIA PUIG, Times Staff Writer
As more than 200 fellow crewmen in dress uniform boarded the spanking new frigate, Anglee A. Mitchell, a 21-year-old Marine, felt overwhelmed by the spirit of the USS Rodney M. Davis. The 3,800-ton, 453-foot guided missile frigate was commissioned Saturday at the U.S. Naval Station in Long Beach to honor Davis, another young Marine who 20 years earlier had sacrificed his life to save his platoon from an exploding grenade in Vietnam.
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September 17, 1989
A U.S. Navy ship's visit to Nagasaki, the Japanese city destroyed by an atomic bomb at the close of World War II, turned sour when about 50 chanting protesters refused to allow the captain to approach a large memorial statue in Peace Memorial Park, reportedly because the ship might be carrying nuclear weapons. Capt. Peter Roberts of the frigate Rodney M. Davis instead placed a wreath about 100 feet from the statue. After he left, protesters trampled the wreath.
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May 20, 1989 | From Times Wire Services
Three U.S. Navy ships sailed into Shanghai for a courtesy call Friday, one day after Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev visited China's biggest city. The 18,200-ton command ship Blue Ridge, flying the U.S. and Chinese flags and with its crew lining the deck, led the way up the Huangpu River, mooring several hundred yards from the Soviet Consulate. The 620-foot flagship was accompanied by the guided missile frigates Sterett and Rodney M. Davis, one of the Navy's newest. They were welcomed by Nie Kuiju, commander of the Chinese navy's East China Sea Fleet, a brass band and a naval honor guard.
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June 17, 1991 | BOB DROGIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
U.S. officials Sunday launched an emergency evacuation to the United States of about 20,000 military dependents from two strategic bases facing massive cleanup and repairs after a 36-hour episode of eruption of Mt. Pinatubo that officials called the worst in the Philippines' recorded history.
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November 2, 1988 | MELISSA HEALY, Times Staff Writer
In a low-key announcement that belied the event's significance, the Defense Department announced Tuesday that the Navy frigate Rodney M. Davis has begun steaming out of the Persian Gulf, thus trimming the size of the U.S. armada to 26 ships from the 27 that had been protecting tanker traffic in the gulf. U.S.
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