Navy officer returns from 6-month tour


Naval Petty Officer 3rd Class Michael S. Fabricius, son of Patricia A. Hill of Ellicott City, recently returned from a six-month Western Pacific, Indian Ocean and Persian Gulf deployment aboard the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln, based in Alameda, Calif.

The ship supported Operation Southern Watch, enforcing the United Nations-sanctioned "no-fly" zone over southern Iraq. Later, President Clinton ordered the carrier to the coast of Somalia in support of U.N. efforts there and the associated U.S. humanitarian mission, Operation Continue Hope.

During its deployment, the ship visited Hong Kong; the United Arab Emirates; Perth, Australia; and Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. While in Hawaii, the ship participated in several events commemorating Pearl Harbor Day and took on more than 700 friends and family members of the crew for the cruise back to Alameda.

Petty Officer Fabricius, a 1987 graduate of Howard High School, joined the Navy in December 1990.


* Elkridge: 6500 block of Washington Blvd.: A trailer was entered, and clothes were taken Saturday night or Sunday morning.

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