Readout: Pacific Fleet commander's travel to Republic of Korea

10 November 2021

From U.S. Pacific Fleet Public Affairs

Adm. Samuel Paparo visited the Republic of Korea, Nov. 8, to reaffirm the strong and long-standing U.S.-South Korea Alliance.
Adm. Samuel Paparo, commander U.S. Pacific Fleet, lays a wreath in honor of the 46 South Korean Sailors who were killed when an enemy torpedo struck ROKS Cheonan on Mar. 26, 2010.
Adm. Samuel Paparo lays a wreath in Pyeongtaek, South Korea, Nov. 8, 2021, in honor of the 46 South Korean Sailors who were killed when an enemy torpedo struck ROKS Cheonan on March 26, 2010. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Jessica Gray)
Adm. Samuel Paparo, commander U.S. Pacific Fleet, lays a wreath in honor of the 46 South Korean Sailors who were killed when an enemy torpedo struck ROKS Cheonan on Mar. 26, 2010.
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Adm. Samuel Paparo lays a wreath in Pyeongtaek, South Korea, Nov. 8, 2021, in honor of the 46 South Korean Sailors who were killed when an enemy torpedo struck ROKS Cheonan on March 26, 2010. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Jessica Gray)
Photo By: MC1 Jess Gray
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PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii - U.S. Pacific Fleet Commander Adm. Samuel Paparo visited the Republic of Korea on Nov. 8 to reaffirm the strong and long-standing U.S.-South Korea Alliance.
 
During the visit, Paparo met with ROK 2nd Fleet Commander Rear Adm. Hwang and Deputy Commander Rear Adm. Choi for a tour of the headquarters and operational brief. Paparo also participated in a wreath laying ceremony to honor the 46 sailors killed when an enemy torpedo struck the ROKS Cheonan (PCC-772) on March 26, 2010. 
 
The ROK and U.S. Navy regularly participate in bilateral and multilateral exercises, including Pacific Vanguard and Talisman Sabre.
 
The visit to South Korea underscored Paparo’s commitment to strengthening alliances and partnerships for an enduring free and open Indo-Pacific.
 
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