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The Straight Story Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-10 02:51 PM
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Navy Names Amphibious Ship for Congressman John Murtha
Navy Names Amphibious Ship for Congressman John Murtha

Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced today the selection of the USS John P. Murtha as the name of the 10th San Antonio class Amphibious Transport Dock ship. Mabus made the announcement at John P. Murtha Johnstown-Cambria County airport in Johnstown, Pa.

The USS John P. Murtha honors the late U.S. representative and Marine who dedicated his life to serving his country. Murtha served a distinguished 37 years in the Marine Corps and received the Bronze Star with Combat V, two Purple Hearts and the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry for his service in the Vietnam War, retiring as a colonel in 1990.

In his public life, Murtha served the people of Pennsylvanias 12th Congressional District from 1974 until his death in 2010. In his position as the chairman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense, he oversaw funding issues for the Department of Defense, including the Air Force, Army, Marine Corps, Navy and the intelligence community.

"Both in uniform and in the halls of Congress, Chairman Murtha dedicated his life to serving his country both in the Marine Corps and Congress. His unwavering support of our sailors and Marines, and in particular our wounded warriors, was well known and deeply appreciated," said Mabus.

http://www.defense.gov/releases/release.aspx?releaseid=...
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DJ13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-10 02:53 PM
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1. Its a shame these kinds of honors dont happen when the person is alive
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bluestateguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-10 03:05 PM
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2. I want to see the manly military types have a cow when they name a ship after Bill Clinton
nt
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Captain Hilts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-10 03:06 PM
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3. Many military idiots STILL think Clinton ruined the Navy when it was GWBush that did so. nt
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The Straight Story Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-10 03:06 PM
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4. They will likely name a sub after him
:evilgrin:
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11 Bravo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-10 03:09 PM
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5. Hell, I'm a "manly military type" (or at least I used to be) and I can't wait ...
until the Big Dog's name adorns a United States naval vessel!
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cowman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-10 03:34 PM
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7. Hey you know what?
I'm a military type and I say I cant wait for it to happen . Why would we have a cow about a navy ship being named after Pres. Clinton?
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-10 03:28 PM
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6. Nice. I think Mr. Murtha would have approved. nt
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