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Title: Newest aircraft carrier to be named after Navy Cross recepient
Post by: WallysWorld on January 19, 2020, 02:33:13 PM
The next aircraft carrier to be built will be named for the grandson of slaves and a son of sharecroppers. The official announcement is on Monday, Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday, at Pearl Harbor.

USS Doris Miller (https://www.cbsnews.com/news/next-u-s-navy-aircraft-carrier-to-be-named-after-african-american-pearl-harbor-hero-doris-miller/)
Title: Re: Newest aircraft carrier to be named after Medal of Honor winner
Post by: Jarhead0331 on January 19, 2020, 03:27:27 PM
Minor point...one does not “win” the medal. It is awarded. A Medal of Honor “recipient”.  :bd:
Title: Re: Newest aircraft carrier to be named after Medal of Honor winner
Post by: Steelgrave on January 19, 2020, 04:45:10 PM
The article cited shows Miller as a Navy Cross recipient, not the Medal of Honor. I went to three other sites and never found anything suggesting he was awarded a Medal of Honor. Did I miss something?
Title: Re: Newest aircraft carrier to be named after Medal of Honor winner
Post by: WallysWorld on January 19, 2020, 04:51:54 PM
The article cited shows Miller as a Navy Cross recipient, not the Medal of Honor. I went to three other sites and never found anything suggesting he was awarded a Medal of Honor. Did I miss something?
Yes, you are correct. He won the Navy Cross. Updated the topic's subject line. Thanks for correcting me.
Title: Re: Newest aircraft carrier to be named after Medal of Honor winner
Post by: WallysWorld on January 19, 2020, 04:52:23 PM
Minor point...one does not “win” the medal. It is awarded. A Medal of Honor “recipient”.  :bd:
Sounds better. Updated!
Title: Re: Newest aircraft carrier to be named after Navy Cross recepient
Post by: GDS_Starfury on January 22, 2020, 04:52:51 PM
its brilliant political maneuvering!  now theres no way that ship will get cancelled.
Title: Re: Newest aircraft carrier to be named after Navy Cross recepient
Post by: besilarius on January 22, 2020, 05:31:41 PM
Ahhh, Grasshopper.  You have learned so much.