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US Navy dedicates ship to McCain
The Hill ^ | 07/11/18 | Aris Folley

Posted on 07/11/2018 8:03:16 PM PDT by yesthatjallen

The U.S. Navy dedicated one of its guided missile destroyers to Sen. John McCain on Thursday.

The ship is one of the of two destroyers that were involved in fatal accidents last year in the Pacific.

“Today, we add the story of Senator John S. McCain to the spirit of the mighty vessel which already carries the legacy of his father and grandfather,” Navy Secretary Richard Spencer said of the honor in a press release.

“As a warrior and a statesman who has always put country first, Sen. John McCain never asked for this honor, and he would never seek it. But we would be remiss if we did not etch his name alongside his illustrious forebears, because this country would not be the same were it not for the courageous service of all three of these great men,” Spencer continued.

According to the Associated Press, the ship was first named after McCain's father and grandfather after it launched in 1994.

All three generations of McCains have the same name and served in the Navy.

McCain thanked the military branch in a statement on Twitter.

“I'm deeply honored to be added to the USS John S McCain namesake along with my heroes, my father & grandfather,” McCain said.

“I hope the sailors who will serve aboard the USS McCain will find the same fulfillment as my family in serving a cause greater than oneself,” the Arizona Republican, who is battling cancer, added.


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: johnmccain; navy
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1 posted on 07/11/2018 8:03:16 PM PDT by yesthatjallen
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A garbage scow would be more fitting.


2 posted on 07/11/2018 8:04:47 PM PDT by jospehm20
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To: yesthatjallen

USS Songbird


3 posted on 07/11/2018 8:05:24 PM PDT by Eddie01
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To: yesthatjallen

more like they cursed the ship by naming it after mcCain.


4 posted on 07/11/2018 8:07:33 PM PDT by b4me (God Bless the USA)
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To: yesthatjallen

This needs to be stopped. Not only did McAmnesty collaborate with the communists captors and make propaganda films which you can see on you tube but he PERSONALLY took the fake fraudulent Steele dossier to the corrupt FIB director Comey to try to bring down our beloved president. I will shed no tear when he dies. NONE!!


5 posted on 07/11/2018 8:08:06 PM PDT by raiderboy (Trump has assured us that he will shut down the government to get the WALL in Sept.ith the solar)
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To: Eddie01; LS

Hey! Don’t complain about the Navy naming one of its ships after Senator McCain. Er, Admiral McCain. No, not him. The other Admiral McCain.

John McCain was, after all, one of the very few Cold War aces. Got shot down in, burned up, ejected from, crashed, or destroyed five enemy (er, US Navy) planes. All by himself!


6 posted on 07/11/2018 8:09:19 PM PDT by Robert A Cook PE (The democrats' national goal: One world social-communism under one world religion: Atheistic Islam.)
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To: yesthatjallen

What an insult to the Navy! Phuck McNuts!


7 posted on 07/11/2018 8:09:39 PM PDT by Road Warrior 04 (Boycott The NFL! Molon Labe! Oathkeeper)
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To: yesthatjallen

hopefully this action conforms to the tradition of only naming ships or monuments after the deceased?


8 posted on 07/11/2018 8:10:38 PM PDT by faithhopecharity ( "Politicans aren't born, they're excreted." -Marcus Tillius Cicero (3 BCE))
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To: yesthatjallen

What, did he did?


9 posted on 07/11/2018 8:11:52 PM PDT by Reno89519 (No Amnesty! No Catch-and-Release! Just Say No to All Illegal Aliens! Arrest & Deport!y)
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What a fricken disgrace. Who approved this crap?


10 posted on 07/11/2018 8:12:22 PM PDT by Finalapproach29er (luke 6:38)
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To: yesthatjallen

Unfortunately, this ship and the U.S.S. Jimmah Cahtuh are doomed!


11 posted on 07/11/2018 8:12:47 PM PDT by spel_grammer_an_punct_polise (Note to all foreigners: GET OUT and STAY OUT!)
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To: yesthatjallen

Did anyone else ever score as a reverse ace (destroying 5 US aircraft)?


12 posted on 07/11/2018 8:13:28 PM PDT by Lurkinanloomin (Natural Born Citizen Means Born Here of Citizen Parents__Know Islam, No Peace - No Islam, Know Peace)
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To: yesthatjallen

Ironic

John McCain is still embroiled in controversy that his actions embroiled hundreds of his shipmates.
Everyone’s forgiven, and everyone’s a hero deserving of a comeback.
Clintons, McCain, John Kerry...

https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/rocket-causes-deadly-fire-on-aircraft-carrier


13 posted on 07/11/2018 8:13:33 PM PDT by MarchonDC09122009 (When is our next march on DC? When have we had enough?)
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To: yesthatjallen
The ship is one of the of two destroyers that were involved in fatal accidents last year in the Pacific

Can we start a petition to get the other one named after him too?

14 posted on 07/11/2018 8:13:39 PM PDT by edwinland
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To: yesthatjallen

Well I guess it will be a few years before the ship is renamed “CROCK O DUNG”.


15 posted on 07/11/2018 8:13:45 PM PDT by 5th MEB (Progressives in the open; --- FIRE FOR EFFECT!!)
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To: yesthatjallen

A junky row boat would be more fitting. Hot Wheels size.


16 posted on 07/11/2018 8:15:57 PM PDT by Boomer (Leftism is the Mental/Moral Equivalent of End Stage Cancer)
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To: b4me
more like they cursed the ship by naming it after mcCain.

The ship was already named for his father and grandfather, so at least two-thirds of it is dedicated to honorable men. Maybe they'll paste little "songbird" stickers on the bulkheads of the officers' head.

17 posted on 07/11/2018 8:16:52 PM PDT by Charles Martel (Progressives are the crab grass in the lawn of life.)
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To: yesthatjallen

A titanic mistake.


18 posted on 07/11/2018 8:17:00 PM PDT by HighSierra5
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To: yesthatjallen

At least it keeps the two ‘good’ John McCains in the mix.

Sorta like when Virginia was ‘ordered’ to celebrate MLK day they sorta combined it with LEE-JACKSON day, making it Lee Jackson MLK day....


19 posted on 07/11/2018 8:17:21 PM PDT by xrmusn ((6/98)""If bacon kills you and smoking kills you, How come you smoke bacon to cure it?")
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To: yesthatjallen

Why? The navy needs purged.


20 posted on 07/11/2018 8:18:15 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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