Aboard the USS New York - The Navy's newest ship sailed up the Hudson River on Monday morning, with its bow stem - made from 7.5 tons of World Trade Center steel - leading the way past ground zero.
Hundreds of sailors and Marines lined the rails of the amphibious transport dock, a $1 billion ship that bears the name of the city where the war on terror began eight years ago.
"It's pretty much a professional dream come true," said Cmdr. Curt Jones, of Binghamton, N.Y., the ship's captain. "These guys have come a long way to get us here. It was a combination of sheer humbleness, coupled with intense prid

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