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Gulfport is the second largest city in Mississippi.

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  1. Gulfport is also home to the US Navy Atlantic Fleet Seabees.
  2. On August 29, 2005, Gulfport was hit by the strong east side of Hurricane Katrina, and much of Gulfport was flooded or destroyed.
  3. The Sun Herald newspaper in Biloxi-Gulfport, under the executive editor Stanley R. Tiner, won the 2006 Pulitzer Prize in journalism for its Katrina coverage.
  4. Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf, former NBA point guard for the Denver Nuggets, Sacramento Kings and Vancouver Grizzlies, was born in Gulfport.
  5. Stuart Roosa, Colonel, US Air Force, Apollo 14 astronaut, Command Module Pilot who brought seeds to moon that germinated in space, was a resident of Gulfport.

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