Ship's Sponsors Shana McCool and Kate Oja christened Richard M. McCool Jr. (LPD 29), the U.S. Navy’s 13th San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock at HII’s Ingalls Shipbuilding division. LPD 29 is named for McCool and Oja’s grandfather, Capt. Richard M. McCool Jr., a Medal of Honor recipient.
Also pictured are Capt. Jeffrey Baker, prospective commanding officer, Richard M. McCool Jr. (LPD 29); Kari Wilkinson, Ingalls Shipbuilding president; and Erik Raven, under secretary of the Navy.