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USS Dallas, Featured In 'Hunt For Red October,' Completes Final Cruise – Just In Time For Thanksgiving

USS Dallas, Featured In 'Hunt For Red October,' Completes Final Cruise – Just In Time For Thanksgiving

Disneyland calls itself the happiest place on Earth, but Pier 8 at the Naval Submarine Base New London had the edge for a few hours Tuesday as the USS Dallas arrived home from an eight-month deployment and gleeful children, wives and girlfriends wrapped their arms around dads, husbands and boyfriends.

"Daddy," one young boy said with a mix of shock and joy as he spotted his father walking toward him. A young girl, her front teeth missing, smiled broadly as she spotted her dad.

The joyful reunions were the point of Tuesday's gathering at the sub base, but since it's the Navy it was no free-for-all. First, the boat had to be secured to the dock. Then a customs...

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