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Navy names ship for former congresswoman Giffords
AP ^ | February 10, 2012

Posted on 02/10/2012 2:29:31 PM PST by stevie_d_64

..WASHINGTON (AP) — The Navy has named a ship for Gabrielle Giffords, the recently retired congresswoman from Arizona who is recovering from a gunshot wound to the head received in January 2011.

In a ceremony at the Pentagon, Navy Secretary Ray Mabus unveiled an artist's rendering of the USS Gabrielle Giffords.

The littoral combat ship is among the Navy's most versatile and can operate in shallower coastal waters than larger ships.

Mabus said: "God bless the USS Gabrielle Giffords and all who sail in her."

Mabus also announced that the ship's "sponsor" is Roxanna Green. She's the mother of Christina-Taylor Green. The 9-year-old who was among six people killed in the shooting. Thirteen, including Giffords, were wounded. The sponsor's initials will be welded into the keel of the ship.

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TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: 112th; assasination; bhosecdef; canada; gabby; gabbygiffords; gabriellegiffords; mexico; navy; shooting; usnavy; ussgabriellegiffords
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To: stevie_d_64

OMG!! How PC!! The Military is SO DAMNED FZEMINIZED, it will NEVER be able to recover.


51 posted on 02/11/2012 1:56:16 AM PST by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: skeeter

I served on the USS Callaghan...One of the “Kidd” class DDG’s...

They have not recommissioned another (with that name) since then...

Don’t recall if they’ve renamed a Halsey or any other distintguished flag officer just yet...


52 posted on 02/13/2012 4:12:56 AM PST by stevie_d_64 (I'm jus' sayin')
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To: stevie_d_64

Daniel Callaghan - hard to believe SF produced fighting admirals not too long ago.


53 posted on 02/13/2012 10:02:12 AM PST by skeeter
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To: skeeter

Even have a picture of Inspector Harry Callaghan standing in front of our forward gun mount, arms crossed, and captioned...

“Go ahead, make my day!”

We had a copy for each of the mess spaces...Wardroom (officers) Crews mess, First Class mess, and the Chiefs mess...

I remember he was pretty cool about the visit at a Fleet Week back in the late 80’s...Don’t think he was packing that day though...I’d been cool with it...hehehe


54 posted on 02/13/2012 10:47:57 AM PST by stevie_d_64 (I'm jus' sayin')
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To: stevie_d_64

Well, old Admiral Dan did utter a few quotes worthy of Dirty Harry before he ‘caught a packet’...


55 posted on 02/13/2012 10:55:51 AM PST by skeeter
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To: Jewbacca

i hope not. he deserved nothing. Get a gun and kill a Palestinian real bad and let me know when the award is,When didthis liberal tucson woman do Jack?


56 posted on 02/14/2012 4:14:06 PM PST by tpuskett
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