STATEHOUSE (Jan. 12, 2017) – State Rep. Jim Lucas (R-Seymour) today at the Statehouse honored the USS Indiana Commission Committee with a resolution recognizing their work on behalf of the state.
The committee worked to raise funds and organize the construction of the USS Indiana, a nuclear-powered attack submarine and the first vessel named to honor Indiana. Chairman Ray Shearer, Cmdr. Jesse Zimbauer and Master Chief Lafrederick Herring attended the Statehouse ceremony.
“This is the first naval vessel in more than 70 years that will bear the name Indiana,” Lucas said. “This committee has put forth tremendous efforts to connect our state with the remarkable service men and women who will be serving on the USS Indiana.”
The USS Indiana will have the capability to attack targets ashore with highly accurate Tomahawk cruise missiles and conduct covert long-term surveillance of land area, littoral waters or other sea-based forces. The boat was constructed with the help of more than 50 Indiana manufacturers.
State Rep. Jim Lucas (R-Seymour) represents House District 69, which includes
portions of Bartholomew, Jackson, Jennings and Jefferson counties.
A high-resolution photo of Lucas can be downloaded by clicking here.
Note to the editor: Below and attached is a photo of (from left): Master Chief Lafrederick Herring, Cmdr. Jesse Zimbauer, Chairman Ray Shearer and State Rep. Jim Lucas (R-Seymour) at the ceremony on the House floor recognizing the USS Indiana Commission Committee on Thursday, Jan. 12.