Captain And Crew Of USNS Comfort And USS San Jacinto Recognized


CARIBBEAN SEA (June 22, 2007) – The Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20), anchored several miles off the coast of Belize. Comfort is on a four-month humanitarian deployment to Latin America and the Caribbean region to provide medical treatment to approximately 85,000 patients in a dozen countries. While deployed, Comfort is under operational control of U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command and tactical control of Destroyer Squadron 24. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Elizabeth Allen (RELEASED)

Several Massachusetts-native members of the crew of U.S. Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort will be participating in South Boston’s Evacuation and St. Patrick’s Day events March 17th and 19th. The 894-foot hospital ship – nearly the length of three football fields – is at Boston Ship Repair for routine maintenance.

SBCA President Thomas McGrath stated” It is an honor to host and recognize these men and women who are stationed right here in our own back yard and give them Thousand welcomes from South Boston.”

Captain Lanny Boswell is currently serving as the Commanding Officer of the United
States Naval Hospital ship, USNS COMFORT.

Also being recognized is the San Jancinto, captained by Dennis Velez,USN

The name San Jacinto honors the April 21, 1836, battle by the San Jacinto River in Texas, where General Sam Houston and his greatly outnumbered Texas soldiers won independence for the Republic of Texas, decisively defeating General Santa Anna and his Mexican Army.