SAN DIEGO, Aug. 4 (UPI) — Hundreds of people were on hand Thursday to welcome the USS Cleveland as it pulled into the Naval Base Sane Diego at the end of its final mission.
The third-oldest ship in the Navy will be docked in San Diego until its formal decommissioning ceremony.
Most of those on hand Thursday were family and friends of the crew of the 548-foot ship, which came into use during the Vietnam War, The San Diego Union-Tribune reported..
Megan Duran, 22, of Corona, Calif., was waiting for her husband, Abel, who was on the ship.
“I missed him a lot. I am very glad he’s back,” she said.
“It was a good experience, but I am glad to be home,” Abel Duran said after kissing his wife.