The following historical news article, by Philip Ewing of the Navy Times, was submitted by Pat Weil, a Seabee who was one of the last four Naval personnel to serve at Port Lyautey. The article relates the actions of the USS Dallas, the Destroyer that captured an airstrip.

Pat Weil and the other three left Morocco via Ceuta on October 3, 1978. In Pat's words, Port Lyautey was the best duty station he served at in his 20 years of Navy Service.