Skip to comments.Exclusive: Congressman, LGBT leaders press Navy for a ship to be named USS Harvey Milk
Posted on 04/25/2012 9:18:48 PM PDT by olcurmudgeon
Congressman Bob Filner (D-California) has joined with several prominent LGBT civil rights leaders from San Diego and across the country, calling on the US Navy to name " the next appropriate ship after Harvey Milk."
The late civil rights icon, Harvey Milk was a Navy veteran who began his service during the Korean War. In Korea, he served aboard the submarine rescue ship USS Kittiwake as a diving officer. Milk was also stationed at Naval Station, San Diego where he was a diving instructor. Milk, whose parents, both also served in the US Navy was honorably discharged at the rank of Lieutenant, junior grade.
The GLBT Historic Task Force (the Task Force) of San Diego County sent an official letter to Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus, last week, requesting that Harvey Milk be considered as the namesake of a naval submarine, carrier or other vessel named "in his honor and memory."
San Diego City Commissioner Nicole Murray Ramirez a longtime gay- and Latino rights activist and chair of the Task Force, announced the launch of a national campaign in partnership with the Harvey Milk Foundation and the International Court System (a charitable services membership organization with chapters in 68 cities.)
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Both full of seamen.
U.S.S. Gaping Butthole?
Why not the USS Mumia while they’re at it.
Why not just name it for all the gays?
USS Anal Prolapse
USS Rectal Destroyer
USS Don’t Ask Don’t Tell
I am really getting fed up with the PC agenda. ENOUGH!
Don’t tell me, the ship will have a large round hole in the tail end???
You are not far from the mark —there are a number of USN ships named after black 60’s radicals, like USS Metgar Evans, etc.
Have we run out of names of heroes who died in the War on Terror in Iraq and Afghanistan, that we have to name a ship after a man who risked his life for no one?
Why the Fags need to tie their wagon to this loser, I will never understand. He was a low level city official in a 2nd rate city that was just standing in the wrong place at the wrong time. He isn’t a martyr. He was a Commie Pinko ne’er do well.
When The Enterprise is docked in San Francisco Bay as a continuous American Museum piece i’ll consider Harvey Milk as a longshoreman.
You owe me a new keyboard!!
Do you mean USNS Medgar Evers (T-AKE-13)?
On the other hand, an offensive ship named after the guy might prove to be very effective, because the enemy will require a very strong rear guard.
Now that would cut revenues for sure. Americans would get sphincter-tight with money then. Voting would also nearly cease in our country.
cannot believe what i just read here. 21 years usn, plus went to a war for this country and now have to see this shit? Ray Mabus will approve it and he will not have to be pushed. this is a done deal!!!! shit is right up his alley. i know him but not personally. was my governor for 4 years. vomit...vomit...vomit. liberal smooth talker, repeat smooth talker, who lies and talks the conservative line to snow the locals. you know...chicken in every pot new ford pickup in every yard....no driveways here. GOD help this country. GOD help people who want to be free.