My step-nephew served onboard this destroyer for three years before he was given a permanent shore assignment.
Friday, August 7, 2009
USS Benfold, Seal Beach, California
The USS Benfold, a guided-missile destroyer, was at the Seal Beach Naval Weapons Station last weekend. The public was allowed a tour of the ship (top deck only) so I decided to go there but I ran into a long line of cars entering the parking area, then a long line of people going through the security checkpoint, and finally another long line to board the ship. I did not realize there are that many people interested in seeing an active-duty destroyer!