Nebraskan at helm of ship named to honor 9/11 victims
Cmdr. Darren Nelson, who grew up in Rushville, Neb., will take the helm of the U.S. Navy's newest warship, the USS Arlington, today. It's his first command.
Posted: Saturday, April 6, 2013 12:00 am
NORFOLK, Va. — The U.S. Navy's newest ship named to honor victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks will plow the open seas under a commanding officer born and raised in the grasslands of northwest Nebraska.
Cmdr. Darren Nelson hails from Rushville, Neb., the same town Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel called home for a time as a kid.
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Saturday, April 6, 2013 12:00 am.