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Honoring Veterans Day - Sioux Falls Grad - U.S.S. Constitution

by Jon Michaels
 Petty Officer 3rd Class John P. Benson, 28, graduated from Washington High School in 2003. He was hand selected, based on his performance as a Sailor, to serve aboard USS Constitution as a Mass Communication Specialist. He is responsible for telling the Navy's story through photos, videos and stories.<br />

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USS Constitution is the oldest commissioned ship in the Navy. It is a wooden-hulled, three-masted, heavy frigate commissioned during George Washington's presidency. The first crews of this illustrious vessel, named 'Old Iron Sides' because cannon balls bounced off her hull.<br />

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The ship and its crews have stood watch for more than two centuries protecting the sea lanes and America's interests and serving as a symbol and a reminder of the history and heritage of the U.S. Navy!<span id="pastemarkerend"></span><br />