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Ingalls honors master shipbuilders

Currently, there are more than 350 master shipbuilders working at the company, representing thousands and thousands of hours of experience. (Photo source: WLOX) Currently, there are more than 350 master shipbuilders working at the company, representing thousands and thousands of hours of experience. (Photo source: WLOX)
Freddie O'Brien (Photo source: WLOX) Freddie O'Brien (Photo source: WLOX)
Edna Finklea (Photo source: WLOX) Edna Finklea (Photo source: WLOX)
Tommy Eldridge (Photo source: WLOX) Tommy Eldridge (Photo source: WLOX)
PASCAGOULA, MS (WLOX) -

It's a big day today at Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula. The shipyard is honoring the men and women who are called master shipbuilders. These are the people who have spent 40 years at Ingalls creating, building and delivering ships to the U.S. military.

Currently, there are 329 master shipbuilders working at the company, representing thousands and thousands of hours of experience.

Doug Walker talked with three of them today about their experiences over the past four decades.

Freddie O'Brien, Tommy Eldridge and Edna Finklea all said they never dreamed they would be at Ingalls this long, but all three said they still love their jobs and are proud to be a part of keeping America strong.

Tonight, the shipyard will host a private dinner for all of the master shipbuilders at the Biloxi community center. You can find out more of what all three had to say by watching WLOX News or reading the story online at WLOX.com. 

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