On May 25, 2002, the City of Norfolk,
Virginia and the US Navy Memorial Foundation dedicated the Wisconsin Square
in honor of Norfolk Based ships that suffered an event, since
World War II, that resulted in a significant loss of life,
including the October 1, 1972 explosion on the
Representing the USS Newport News
during the dedication were two members of the USS Newport
News Reunion Association: Franklin (Rags) Ragland, past
president of the NNRA and Chuck Zendner, USS Newport News
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of the dedication services.