USS Indianapolis

Maple Leaf Farms Donates Duck for Sailors' First Meal

POSTED: 09/09/2019

Maple Leaf Farms donated duck for the U.S. Navy’s first meal aboard the USS Indianapolis littoral combat ship on Aug. 23.

“This meal is just a small token of our appreciation for the U.S. Navy and, specifically, the USS Indianapolis crew,” said Maple Leaf Farms Co-President Scott Tucker. “Because the ship is named after our state’s capital, Maple Leaf Farms wanted to commemorate the crew’s first night with an Indiana-grown meal.”

Approximately 150 crew members enjoyed Maple Leaf Farms duck legs served with various sides and dessert. The sailors greatly enjoyed the duck and gave it rave reviews.

The USS Indianapolis will be commissioned Oct. 26 at the Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor on Lake Michigan. This significant event will mark the official entry of the Indianapolis into the Navy's fleet.