First lady Michelle Obama helps lay keel in Rhode Island for future USS Illinois submarine

  • by: JENNIFER McDERMOTT , Associated Press
  • Updated: June 2, 2014 - 5:25 PM

NORTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. — Michelle Obama wrote her initials in chalk on a steel plate and a welder inscribed them in Navy tradition as the keel was laid for the future USS Illinois on Monday.

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