On Saturday, Texas businessman and former presidential candidate H. Ross Perot will deliver the principal address at the christening of Northrop Grumman's 28th Aegis guided missile destroyer William P. Lawrence (DDG 110) in Pascagoula.
The ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. and will culminate with the breaking of a bottle across the ship's bow by three ship sponsors: Diane Wilcox Lawrence, widow of the ship's namesake and her two daughters, Laurie Macpherson Lawrence, M.D., and U.S. Navy (Ret.) Capt. Wendy B. Lawrence.
DDG 110 honors the late Vice Adm. William P. Lawrence, who spent nearly six years as a prisoner of war (POW) in North Vietnam. He later served as superintendent of the Naval Academy.