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Articles by Lt. Ana Maring

A 1995 Gardena High School graduate and Gardena native is serving aboard USS Essex (LHD 2), the largest of all amphibious warfare ships and resembles a small aircraft carrier.


Petty Officer 1st Class Edward B. Hearn is an air traffic controller aboard the San Diego-based WASP-class amphibious assault ship that is nearly as long as 3 football fields at 844 feet. The ship is 106 feet wide and weighs more than 40,650 tons. Two geared steam turbine engines can push the ship through the water at more than 24 mph.