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Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class William L. Jonnson, a 2000 graduate of Tolsia High School. Fort Gay. W. Va,, recently returned from a deployment to the Arabian Gulf while assigned to the guided missile frigate USS Thach, homeported in San Diego, Calif.

Johnson was one of more than 8,000 Pacific Fleet Sailors aboard the ships of the USS Constellation Carrier Battle Group who participated in Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Although the primary mission of Johnsonís ship is anti-submarine warfare, USS Thach is equipped with guns for surface actions and anti- aircraft missiles. Thach also deploys with helicopters equipped with sonar and torpedo capabilities.

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