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February 28, 2014

Commissioning set for USS Somerset



Read more about the USS Somerset's tribute to Flight 93   

                                                                                                                                                                                           The ceremony is taking place in Pennsylvania thanks to the efforts of many politicians, including U.S. Reps. Keith Rothfus, R-Sewickley, and Bill Shuster, R-Hollidaysburg, whose respective 12th and 9th districts include parts of Somerset County; Sens. Pat Toomey and Bob Casey Jr. All of them asked the Navy to hold the ceremony in the commonwealth instead of Louisiana, as originally planned.

State Rep. Carl Walker Metzgar, R-Berlin, introduced a resolution asking the Navy to hold the ceremony in Philadelphia. It unanimously passed the House.

“I was fortunate to be able to help a little with that,” said Metzgar.

Dave Sutor is a reporter for The Tribune-Democrat. Follow him on Twitter at


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