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  • Navy Announces USS Gabrielle Giffords

    03/25/2013 8:29:13 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 237 replies
    abc ^ | Feb 10, 2012 3:38pm | Luis Martinez
    The Navy’s newest ship will be the USS Gabrielle Giffords. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus made the announcement at a Pentagon ceremony today, calling Giffords someone whose name is synonymous with courage. Former Rep. Gabby Giffords looked on at the Pentagon as Mabus made the announcement in a public ceremony. Also in attendance at this afternoon’s brief ceremony in the Pentagon Courtyard was Roxana Green, the mother of 9-year-old Christina-Taylor Green. Christina-Taylor was among those killed in last year’s deadly shooting rampage in Tucson that targeted Giffords as she met constituents outside a supermarket. Roxana Green will be the ship’s sponsor....