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USS Montpelier (SSN-765), a , was the third ship of the United States Navy to be named for Montpelier, Vermontmarker. The contract to build her was awarded to Newport News Shipbuildingmarker and Dry Dock Company in Newport News, Virginiamarker on 6 February 1987 and her keel was laid down on 19 May 1989. She was launched on 23 August 1991 sponsored by Mrs. Nancy Hayes Sununu, and commissioned on 13 March 1993 with Commander Victor Fiebig in command.

She was the first submarine to launch Tomahawk cruise missiles in Operation Iraqi Freedom. She would go on to fire all 20 missiles earning her a "clean sweep" under the command of CDR. William J. Frake.

The "Mighty Monty" is stationed in Norfolk, Virginia

Awards

Armed Forces Expeditionary Medals 23 March - 31 March 1997
1 April - 24 June 1997
Armed Forces Service Medals 4 April - 28 April 1995
13 March - 3 June 1995
NATO Medal March - June 1995
Navy Unit Commendation March - June 1995January-July 2003
Navy Expeditionary Medal July - December 1998
Arctic Service Ribbon July - December 1998


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