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MHS Graduate takes Command of P.C.U. Oregon


December 16, 2020

Cmdr. Dan Patrick, outgoing commanding officer of the Virginia-class submarine Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Oregon (SSN 793), left, salutes his relief Cmdr. Lacy Lodmell, right, during a change of command ceremony at Flasher WWII Memorial in Groton, Conn. November 20. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Petty Officer Joshua Karsten/RELEASED)

Editor's Note: Let's be honest, these are some gloomy days. So when one very proud mother reached out to the PCN this past week with news to be proud of, we jumped at the chance to share it.

Cmdr. Lacy Lodmell, MHS Class of 1997, recently took command of the PCU USS Oregon, a Virginia-class submarine. Lacy is the son of Terry Lodmell and Larry Lodmell of Malta. He and his wife Jessica currently reside in Connecticut with their children, Stella and Sam.

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