A Final Homecoming For The U.S.S. Yorktown - WLOX.com - The News for South Mississippi

08/17/04

A Final Homecoming For The U.S.S. Yorktown

The U.S.S. Yorktown is back at its homeport in Pascagoula.

Family members gathered at the homeport this morning to welcome the USS Yorktown home. Misty Stockleth was one of the first people to show up for the Yorktown's return. She was anxious to see her husband James. But, even more anxious for him to see their five month old daughter Chloe Dawn who was born one week and one day after they left.

Chloe Dawn wasn't the only one waiting on her daddy. Kaitlyn Wagner said she was going to hug and kiss her dady as soon as she sees him. 

Crew member James Stockleth ran to his family when he disembarked from the ship. He says seeing then and being home is "the greatest feeling in the world." 

This was the final deployment for the Aegis Guided Missile Cruiser The Yorktown and its crew. The crew spent spent the last six months in the Arabian Gulf and served as part of an expeditionary strike group protecting U.S. forces in the Middle East.

This is the fifth ship in Naval history to be named Yorktown. It is scheduled for decommissioning in late December.

  • NEWSMore>>

  • Update: Teen charged in crash involving Gulfport police officer

    Update: Teen charged in crash involving Gulfport police officer

    Tuesday, January 23 2018 12:11 AM EST2018-01-23 05:11:10 GMT
    Eli Daniel Bosworth, 18, is charged with motor vehicle theft and felony fleeing and eluding.  (Photo source: Gulfport Police Dept.)Eli Daniel Bosworth, 18, is charged with motor vehicle theft and felony fleeing and eluding. (Photo source: Gulfport Police Dept.)

    A Gulfport police officer is on the way to the hospital with serious injuries Monday night after an accident at Three Rivers Road and Creosote Road.

    More >>

    A Gulfport police officer is on the way to the hospital with serious injuries Monday night after an accident at Three Rivers Road and Creosote Road.

    More >>
  • Possible change to Waveland vehicle take home policy could impact police officers

    Possible change to Waveland vehicle take home policy could impact police officers

    Tuesday, January 23 2018 12:02 AM EST2018-01-23 05:02:07 GMT
    The city is planning on making changes to its take home policy. (Photo source: WLOX News)The city is planning on making changes to its take home policy. (Photo source: WLOX News)

    Full-time Waveland city workers, primarily police officers, who take-home vehicles outside of the city limits could see a change to the city's policy soon. City leaders said the current policy is antiquated and needs to be rewritten into something that would benefit both the officers and the taxpayers.

    More >>

    Full-time Waveland city workers, primarily police officers, who take-home vehicles outside of the city limits could see a change to the city's policy soon. City leaders said the current policy is antiquated and needs to be rewritten into something that would benefit both the officers and the taxpayers.

    More >>
  • Friends hope no foul play in death investigation

    Friends hope no foul play in death investigation

    Monday, January 22 2018 11:19 PM EST2018-01-23 04:19:34 GMT
    A friend described Erin as a religious woman, a good mother, and outgoing.(Photo source: Facebook)A friend described Erin as a religious woman, a good mother, and outgoing.(Photo source: Facebook)

    Erin Hamilton's body was run over by a car, but the driver told police she was already lying in the street. Police say the circumstances surrounding her death are suspicious.

    More >>

    Erin Hamilton's body was run over by a car, but the driver told police she was already lying in the street. Police say the circumstances surrounding her death are suspicious.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly