Emotions raw as USS Lake Erie departs San Diego at tumultuous time

About 300 sailors pulled out of port
Posted at 7:25 AM, May 09, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-09 10:25:23-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - Emotions were raw as the USS Lake Erie left San Diego on Monday afternoon for deployment.

The ship is heading to the Western Pacific and the Middle East. It was not specified how long the ship would be away from home.

Families know the loved ones are leaving at tumultuous time, so they could not keep the tears from falling.

Watch Hannah Mullins' full report in the video player above.