AREA SAILOR PARTICIPATES IN COUNTER DRUG OPERATIONS
by Christopher G. Thien
Fort Wayne Sailor Phillip C. Mertes and the crew of USS McCampbell - (DDG-85) assisted in the seizure of 1.36 metric tons of cocaine from a sailing vessel off the coast of Central America during a recent counter-drug operations deployment.
Petty Officer 1st Class Mertes, the 28-year-old son of John Mertes of Fort Wayne, is an administrative assistant on board McCampbell. "I am responsible for all duties related...