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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Friday, July 25, 2003

Homecoming for Key West

Advertiser Staff

The USS Key West attack submarine returned to Pearl Harbor yesterday after a six-month deployment to the Middle East. The submarine fired Tomahawk cruise missiles in Operation Iraqi Freedom in the early stages of the war.

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Michael Donkersloot, holding his 2-year-old daughter Charlotte, reacts to her greeting upon his return to Pearl Harbor. Donkersloot is a crew member aboard the USS Key West, which returned yesterday after participating in Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Photos by Eugene Tanner • The Honolulu Advertiser