28 Apr '16, 10pm

#USNavy leader passes away, leaves legacy in surface warfare community

FORT MEADE, Md. (NNS) -- Retired Vice Adm. Henry C. Mustin passed away April 11 from congestive heart failure at age 82. The U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, will hold funeral services at the Academy Chapel to honor Mustin and his 34-year service to the Navy. A fifth generation naval officer, Mustin commissioned as an ensign from the Naval Academy June 3, 1955. "From as far back as the 1800s, the Mustin family name has been synonymous with a legacy of service in our Navy," said Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson. Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89) is named for the Mustin family. The Vietnam veteran served with the Delta River Patrol Group as flag lieutenant to the commander-in-chief Pacific and later as a destroyerman serving at sea both in the Pacific and Atlantic Fleets. "His forward-leaning approach to warfighting was ...

Full article: http://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=94466

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