A Military 1st: A Supercarrier Is Named After An African American Sailor

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  1. Chinatown

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    Works for me. Altho he did have FF-1091 named for him, it was stricken in 1995. I believe he is worthy of having a carrier named after him. Better than Presidents.
     
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    Nearly two years after Pearl Harbor, he was killed in action when his ship Liscome Bay was sunk by a Japanese submarine during the Battle of Makin. His body was never found.
     
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    I first learned about this guy and his story a couple years ago. Think it's a well deserved honor.
     
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    Here's the aircraft carrier:
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