Local resident shares story of service aboard USS Jefferson City

Andrew Lenart made the decision to move to Jefferson City in 2001 after visiting the community while assigned to the USS Jefferson City submarine.

Andrew Lenart made the decision to move to Jefferson City in 2001 after visiting the community while assigned to the USS Jefferson City submarine.

In a few days, a Los Angeles Class attack submarine named for the Missouri capital will celebrate a milestone.

Commissioned on Feb. 29, 1992, the USS Jefferson City is preparing to celebrate its 20th birthday — or fifth, for those who cling to the leap year tradition.

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Recently, local veteran Andrew Lenart described his service aboard the submarine and the events that influenced the Ohio native’s decision to move to the Capital City.

While still a junior in high school, he made the ....

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