Man, ship are Mississippi legacies

GULFPORT, Miss. (WTW) — A submariner from Pascagoula is one of three Mississippians who will be among the new $2 billion USS Mississippi’s crew after the sub is commissioned in Gulfport in June.

Petty Officer 1st Class Joshua Bordelon, 32, decided to join the Navy 13 years ago.

The son of a submariner and grandson of a sailor, Bordelon had family ties to submarines, but was also inspired to make a career of working underwater after seeing the movie “The Hunt For Red October.” Bordelon, who works with sonar, said he will be happy to be aboard the submarine named for his home state.

Sun Herald
12/28/11