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Old 03-26-2018, 06:17 PM
 
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I thought this was really cool:
Navy to Commission New Guided-Missile Destroyer Ralph Johnson

19yr old Medal of Honor winner in Vietnam.

RIP PFC Ralph Johnson! Thanks for your service and sacrifice.
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Old 03-26-2018, 06:29 PM
 
Location: New Mexico U.S.A.
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I thought I had read about that earlier... But thanks for posting. And my

R.I.P. and my prayers to Marine Ralph H. Johnson.

An earlier article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Ralph_Johnson "Marine Ralph H. Johnson, who was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for shielding two fellow Marines from a grenade in March 1968 during the Vietnam War."
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Old 03-27-2018, 07:58 AM
 
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A fitting tribute.
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Old 03-27-2018, 02:10 PM
 
Location: Eastern Washington
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I would name all ships for MOH winners, if it was up to me. Carriers named for Lincoln and Roosevelt the Great are OK, but, why name a carrier for Gerald Ford (!) when you could have named it for Joe Foss, who was actually a Naval (Marine) Aviator...seems much more fitting.

May the people who serve on the Johnson, be inspired to live up to his example!
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Old 03-27-2018, 04:46 PM
 
Location: The South
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I would name all ships for MOH winners, if it was up to me. Carriers named for Lincoln and Roosevelt the Great are OK, but, why name a carrier for Gerald Ford (!) when you could have named it for Joe Foss, who was actually a Naval (Marine) Aviator...seems much more fitting.

May the people who serve on the Johnson, be inspired to live up to his example!
Totally agree,all MOH and no elected politicans,especially if they never served.
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Old 03-29-2018, 10:26 PM
 
Location: Rathdrum, ID
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Ford was a Naval officer. Served as on the light carrier, Monterey, in the Pacific Fleet during WWII and earned the rank of Lieutenant Commander by the end of the war. Saw some action. After the war, he was attached to the inactive Naval Reserve until 1963.
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Old 03-30-2018, 08:41 AM
 
Location: New Mexico U.S.A.
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I would name all ships for MOH winners, if it was up to me. Carriers named for Lincoln and Roosevelt the Great are OK, but, why name a carrier for Gerald Ford (!) when you could have named it for Joe Foss, who was actually a Naval (Marine) Aviator...seems much more fitting.

May the people who serve on the Johnson, be inspired to live up to his example!
From: Medal of Honor Recipients | Medal of Honor
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The Medal of Honor is the highest award for valor in action against an enemy force which can be bestowed upon an individual serving in the Armed Services of the United States. Only 3,497 Recipients in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and Coast Guard have been awarded this acknowledgement of extraordinary achievement in military service.


From: https://www.popularmechanics.com/mil...-entire-fleet/
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The United States Navy is a powerhouse. The fleet consists of roughly 430 ships in active service or reserve.
We don't have enough "ships" to honor all "MOH winners".

I am retired U.S. Army. Under normal circunstances, I believe my family would be insulted if I were awarded a medal under your reccomendations...
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Old 04-02-2018, 05:59 PM
 
Location: Eastern Washington
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I just think naming a carrier for Joe Foss - naval aviator and MOH winner - is more appropriate than Gerald Ford, (I forgot he was in the Navy) - he was not a particularly important president (like Lincoln or T. Roosevelt) and not sure he did much out of the ordinary during his hitch in the Navy.

Realize there are not enough MOH winners to name every ship - all the more reason to name a ship for each MOH winner (at least Navy and Marine winners). Maybe an air base or fort for AF or Army MOH winners.

Just my opinion.
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Old 04-02-2018, 06:07 PM
 
Location: New Mexico U.S.A.
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Realize there are not enough MOH winners to name every ship
Yes there is...

Newest Navy Destroyer Named for Marine PFC
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