ARCHIVE PHOTO OF THE DAY
Suez Canal, 2005
By STARS AND STRIPES Published: December 16, 2018
Scott Schonauer ©Stars and Stripes
Egypt, January, 2005: Petty Officer 2nd Class John Taucher, a Navy photographer, stands on the bow of the USS Bataan while the ship travels through the Suez Canal on its way to the Persian Gulf to help support Marines rotating into Iraq. The Number 5 painted on the deck signifies the ship's designation as the Navy's fifth amphibious assault ship (LHD-5).