By Betsy Thorpe
THE USS NASHVILLE IS SCHEDULED TO ARRIVE IN NORFOLK VIRGINIA 1:00 PM EST (noon in Nashville)
In a conversation with Danielle Hopkins of Nashville’s Fox News 17, Nashville Past and Present learned that the USS Nashville is scheduled to arrive at Norfolk Station at 1:00 pm est. Ms. Hopkins who is on board the Nashville said the ship is approaching the Virginia coastline and that the sea is beautiful.
When the ship arrives in Norfolk OS 3 Reilly Mealer will be on the dock to greet her.
Mealer who served on the ship during its final deployment left the Nashville last week to report for his new assignment. He is a native of West Nashville and is believed to be the only Nashvillian to serve on this last mission. Fox 17 News met with Mealer last night and MS. Hopkins who is a veteran of the United States Navy stated that he “is a very good sailor“.
Coverage of the Nasvhille’s return to Norfolk and her upcoming decommissioning will air this evening on Fox News 17.