Shupe Appointed to Board of USS New JerseyOn April 8, 2008 by Schnader in Aviation
J. Denny Shupe, chair of the Litigation department at Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP, has been appointed to serve on the Board of Trustees for the battleship USS New Jersey, berthed along the Camden, NJ waterfront.
Shupe maintains an active and varied litigation practice, with a particular focus on aviation law, as well as commercial and product liability. He also handles litigation for insurance companies involving coverage disputes, fraud allegations and other insurance liability claims. Active in the local community, he has served as president (now called chairman) of the Board of Directors of the USO of Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Inc. A retired U.S. Air Force command pilot, Mr. Shupe served more than 23 years in the active and reserve forces and has more than 4,400 hours of flight time on a variety of jet aircraft.
Among the most notable warships in the Navy’s history, USS New Jersey has been awarded 19 battle or campaigns stars, more than any other surviving U.S. battleship, and has served in virtually every major conflict of the 20th century. Decommissioned in February 1991, the USS New Jersey completed her final voyage home to the former Philadelphia Naval Ship Yard, arriving there appropriately enough, on Veteran’s Day 1999. Opened to the public as a floating museum in October, 2001, on the Delaware River, along the southern end of the Camden waterfront across from Center City Philadelphia, the New Jersey has undergone extensive restoration efforts, bringing history to life for visitors during daily guided tours through the Iowa-class ship, one of the largest battleships ever built – throughout the ship’s nine decks.