The USS Providence returned to U.S. Navy Submarine Base New London Fri. April.20, 2007 after a six-month deployment.


The Envelope, Please … 
Families Welcome Back Sailors With Baby News, New Housing 
Published on 4/21/2007 

Groton — WHILE MOST FAMILY MEMBERS carried signs, balloons and American flags Friday to the homecoming of the USS Providence, Sarah Pygman brought an envelope. Pygman, who is six weeks away from her due date, wanted to wait for her husband, Lonny, before opening the envelope, which contained a doctor’s note identifying the sex of their baby. They were married Sept. 25, the day before the Providence left on a six-month deployment.  read the full story here

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