(Some of you may not know that George served on the USS New Mexico (BB40) before he served on the USS Pompon during WWII. On December 13, 2008 George along with two other  battleship veterans attended the christening of the submarine New Mexico in Newport News, VA)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Retired Chief Warrant Officer, George Smith, departs the stage with other honored guests and speakers following the commissioning of USS New Mexico (SSN 779) aboard Naval Station Norfolk Mar. 27. Smith is a WWll veteran and former crew member of the former battleship USS New Mexico (BB 40). (US Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Scott Pittman/Released).