Skip to comments.Former military brass ‘shocked,’ ‘angered’ over USS Gabrielle Giffords
Posted on 02/15/2012 8:47:49 AM PST by servo1969
Retired Rear Admiral George Worthington, former commander of the Naval Special Warfare Command, told The Daily Caller that there are many people more worthy of a ship bearing their name.
Here is the issue. There are a lot of dead Marines out there whose names could go on anything that appears to be an amphibious ship, he said, explaining that a past recipient of the Medal of Honor, Dakota Meyer, might be a good candidate.
Worthington added his email inbox has been filled with messages from military friends who are shocked and angered by the decision.
We think fallen Marines and perhaps supporting sailors should go on fantails before random victims, he said.
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He should, but then he also blamed Palin for his wife's shooting, so he's got $hit for brains too!
Port of Hot Springs, AR.
ROFLMAO!! Thanks for the great laugh!!
If they named a ship after Obama, the first time it made contact with the enemy the ship would break in half trying to "bow".
Excellent summary statement. The Obama administration is victim focused. Many years down the road the grand kids will be asking gramps whos name was on the ship they served on and what was their claim to fame? What can gramps say other than, "Oh she was just some random shooting victim that happened to be in Congress."
What are they going to say, if that ship with her name would get in the site of the enemies guns.
Which suggests a ship's mascot/logo:
I said this a few days ago on a thread about this issue, I think it bears repeating. If everyone knew what a piece of crap the Independence is, they may pity the congresswoman. This class of ships is waaaay over budget and thus far, severely under-performing.
So, using Giffords’ name must mean all the ones below are taken?
John F. Mackie
Sgt. John Quick
Col M A Edson
Lt Baldomero Lopez
Col L B Puller
Pfc James Anderson Jr
Forget about Gabby or whatever her name is simmply because she forgot to duck she is entitled to have a ship name after her. This is the real woman who deserve to have a ship name after her:
Army Pfc. Lori Ann Piestewa
Died March 23, 2003 Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom
The first Native American female to died if you all recall.
USS PIESTEWA =)
Pfc. Lori Piestewa was the daughter of a Vietnam veteran and the granddaughter of a World War I veteran. She was a source of pride for Tuba City, Ariz., a town of 8,200 people on the Navajo Reservation but close to Hopi land.
That ship’s mission is to act French by raising the white flag at the beginning of any conflict!
That one was funny 40+ years ago when Korax said it ...
and it just never gets old.
Yes..I remember Squaw Peak fondly.
Actually isn’t it the USS Saint Gabrielle Giffords?
I think that's commendable and something to be emulated. Get them out of their offices into the open where they can be seen.
We have named ships for less, and we name ships after living people.
Since most people don't pay attention, this too will be just another accommodation to the Left. To a Liberal, tradition is something to be scorned, not respected.
Shot but didn’t die?
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