Ingalls honors master shipbuilders - WLOX.com - The News for South Mississippi

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. 

Copyright 2015 WLOX. All rights reserved.

  • NEWSMore>>

  • Victim identified in fatal Moss Point shooting

    Victim identified in fatal Moss Point shooting

    Thursday, January 18 2018 6:47 PM EST2018-01-18 23:47:37 GMT
    The crime scene in East Moss Point encompasses nearly all of the grounds at the old Ed Mayo Junior High.  (Photo source: WLOX)The crime scene in East Moss Point encompasses nearly all of the grounds at the old Ed Mayo Junior High. (Photo source: WLOX)

    Police have identified 24-year-old Kellie R. Guy as the man whose body was found in Moss Point on Thursday. 

    More >>

    Police have identified 24-year-old Kellie R. Guy as the man whose body was found in Moss Point on Thursday. 

    More >>
  • Man arrested after leading police on chase through Biloxi

    Man arrested after leading police on chase through Biloxi

    Thursday, January 18 2018 6:46 PM EST2018-01-18 23:46:01 GMT
    A man runs from police after officers tried to make a traffic stop. (Photo source: WLOX)A man runs from police after officers tried to make a traffic stop. (Photo source: WLOX)

    A man running from police startled drivers on I-110 this afternoon in downtown Biloxi. He was driving the wrong way on the road while trying to get away from officers. 

    More >>

    A man running from police startled drivers on I-110 this afternoon in downtown Biloxi. He was driving the wrong way on the road while trying to get away from officers. 

    More >>
  • Matt McDonnell working hard to 'Rebuild Harris'

    Matt McDonnell working hard to 'Rebuild Harris'

    Thursday, January 18 2018 6:23 PM EST2018-01-18 23:23:57 GMT
    Matt McDonnell will never forget the morning he got a call about a horrible accident that left his son's body crushed and broken. (Photo source: WLOX)Matt McDonnell will never forget the morning he got a call about a horrible accident that left his son's body crushed and broken. (Photo source: WLOX)

    Matt McDonnell is facing perhaps the biggest challenge of his life right now: helping his 26-year-old son, Harris, recover from critical injuries he suffered in a car crash on I-10 in Florida two months ago.

    More >>

    Matt McDonnell is facing perhaps the biggest challenge of his life right now: helping his 26-year-old son, Harris, recover from critical injuries he suffered in a car crash on I-10 in Florida two months ago.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly