Harding, Steve
December 2007
Soldiers;Dec2007, Vol. 62 Issue 12, p16
The article focuses on the commissioning of logistics support vessel (LSV) Major General Robert Smalls (LSV-8) at the Inner Harbor in Baltimore, Maryland. LSV-8 is the first U.S. Army vessel named for an African American. LSV-8 will join the Army Reserve's 203rd Transportation Detachment. LSV-8 is the second of the General Frank S. Besson-class LSV to enter Army service. General Robert Smalls was a hero of the Civil War and naming of LSV-8 after his name was due largely to the efforts of Kitt Haley Alexander.


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