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Offline WallysWorld

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Newest aircraft carrier to be named after Navy Cross recepient
« 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.

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Re: Newest aircraft carrier to be named after Medal of Honor winner
« Reply #1 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:
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Re: Newest aircraft carrier to be named after Medal of Honor winner
« Reply #2 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?

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Re: Newest aircraft carrier to be named after Medal of Honor winner
« Reply #3 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.
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Re: Newest aircraft carrier to be named after Medal of Honor winner
« Reply #4 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!
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Re: Newest aircraft carrier to be named after Navy Cross recepient
« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2020, 04:52:51 PM »
its brilliant political maneuvering!  now theres no way that ship will get cancelled.
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Re: Newest aircraft carrier to be named after Navy Cross recepient
« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2020, 05:31:41 PM »
Ahhh, Grasshopper.  You have learned so much.
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