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Montgomery native serves aboard one of U.S. Navy's largest ships

Petty Officer second class Lashun Hutson (Source: U.S. Navy Senior Chief Mass Communication Specialist Gary Ward) Petty Officer second class Lashun Hutson (Source: U.S. Navy Senior Chief Mass Communication Specialist Gary Ward)

A Montgomery native, who is currently enlisted in the U.S. Navy, is serving aboard one of the world's largest warships.

Petty Officer second class Lashun Hutson, an aviation boatswain's mate, is serving aboard the Norfolk-based aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75).

The USS Harry S. Truman is a Nimitz-class nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, and is one of only ten that is operational in the Navy at this time. There are approximately 5,000 men and women who make up the ship's crew.

"I never cease to be impressed with the type and quality of work that goes on aboard Truman each day," said Capt. S. Robert Roth, the carrier's commanding officer. "Our team is filled with highly qualified young adults, in many cases, 19 and 20-years-old, and they're out here running a complex propulsion system safely, serving as air traffic controllers, operating sophisticated electronics, launching and recovering aircraft when we're underway, and keeping this floating city alive and functioning. I can't express how proud I am to be a part of this team. They performed at the highest level, day in and day out during our recent 9-month combat deployment and are continuing to do so here at home. Their professionalism, dedication and commitment to excellence are second to none."

Hutson graduated from Calhoun High School in 2011.

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