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    β€œIt was around June or July, I had just got off of watch so it was maybe 8 p.m.,” said Damage Controlman (DC) 2nd Class Jose Perez-Ortiz, a damage control fireman and member of the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) at-sea fire party during the ship’s 2019 deployment. β€œThe ship had just gotten out of the Suez Canal transit and we were on a straight shot home. I vividly remember emailing my family about being...

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    The Gator Growl - 02.01.2023

    02.01.2023 | Courtesy Publication
    Volume 11, issue 01 of the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Bataan's (LHD 5) monthly flagship newspaper, the Gator Growl. The Gator Growl...