COCC Scores A MUC
The USS City of Corpus Christi (SSN-705), homeported in Guam, recently received a Meritorious Unit Commendation for operations from August 2003 to September 2004. It's good to see a Guam boat doing well, and I have a special interest in the "City of", as she's often known, because their CO used to be my CO on the Jimmy Carter. While the article in the local paper says this is the boat's first MUC, I really doubt that's the case -- COCC was a really hot boat back in the mid-80s (when future NR head "Skip" Bowman was her CO) and I imagine she got some unit awards then.
For those who might be wondering, COCC has such an unusual name because of pressure from Catholic peace groups before her commissioning -- they didn't think naming a warship "Body of Christ" was very peaceful, so that's why they added the "City of" to it.