Before USS Zumwalt’s commissioning, Peter Spiro, son of retired Col. Michael Spiro, delivered an urn containing his father’s ashes aboard DDG-1000, Oct. 14.
Col. Spiro, who was the long time aide-de-camp of Adm. Elmo Zumwalt, escorted Zumwalt’s remains home following his death Jan. 2, 2000. Following the ship’s commissioning, Zumwalt’s crew will return the honor and commit Spiro’s remains to sea during its transit to its homeport of San Diego, California.
U.S. Navy photos by Petty Officer 2nd Class George M. Bell
Capt. Scott Tait, executive officer, Petty Officer 1st Class Clair Dabrowski, and Petty Officer 2nd Class William Pause transport the urn of retired Col. Michael Spiro aboard future USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000).
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