Attending the launching of the USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43) are (left to right): Commander (CDR) W. Cassedy, resident manager, dock landing ship program; CDR R. Matsushima, director of contracts; Captain (CAPT) W. McCann Jr., Naval Sea Systems Command; Rep H. Bentley, D-Maryland; Rear Admiral (RADM) L. Severance, commander, Naval Base, Seattle; Major General (MGEN) A.K. Lukeman, commanding general, Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego; Rear Admiral (RDML) H.K. Fiske, Naval Sea Systems Command; Rear Admiral (RDML) J.J. Higginson, commanding officer, Amphibious Group Three