DECOMMISSIONING PROGRAM


The HERMITAGE was decommissioned on 2 October 1989. At the 2009 Reunion, one of the former Commanding Officer's reflected on the Decommissioning ceremony. At the close of the ceremony, the colors were lowered for the last time. The crew marched off the HERMITAGE, leaving it to the Brazilian Navy. After the ceremony, the former Commanding Officers were honored at a luncheon. C.J. and Julene DeHart provided me with a copy of the Decommissioning program.

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DECOMMISSIONING CEREMONY

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USS HERMITAGE
LSD-34
02 OCTOBER 1989