CMDR. Dennis G. Morral, commanding officer of the guided missile frigate USS NICHOLAS (FFG-47), salutes CHIEF of Naval Operations Adm. Frank B. Kelso II, left, after being presented with a Silver Star medal during an awards ceremony aboard the ship. The NICHOLAS is returning to its home port of Naval Station, Charleston, S.C., following its deployment to the Persian Gulf region for Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm