Slaton native leads a hymn aboard USS George H. W. Bush during Easter Mass

Slaton native leads a hymn aboard USS George H. W. Bush during Easter Mass
Slaton native leads sailors in a hymn during Catholic Holy Saturday Easter Mass (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Mario Coto)
USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) (Source: US Navy)
USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) (Source: US Navy)

(KCBD) - Electronics Technician 3rd Class Phyllis Davis, from Slaton, Texas, lead sailors in a hymn during Catholic Holy Saturday Easter Mass aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77).

Davis graduated from Slaton High School in 2014.

Lt. Tomek Maka, a Navy chaplain and native of Detroit, lead the prayer during the mass

USS George H.W. Bush (CVN-77) is the 10th and final Nimitz-class supercarrier of the United States Navy. She is named for the 41st President of the United States and former Director of Central Intelligence George H. W. Bush, who was a naval aviator during World War II. Bush's call-sign is Avenger, after the TBM Avenger aircraft flown by then-Lieutenant George Bush in World War II. Construction began in 2003 at the Northrop Grumman Newport News shipyard's Dry Dock 12, the largest in the western hemisphere. She was completed in 2009 at a cost of $6.2 billion and her home port is Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia.

The ship is underway conducting sustainment exercises to maintain carrier readiness.

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