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Old 03-08-2012, 21:39   #109
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Originally Posted by Bob Hafler View Post
*** I liked the lean angular names of Navy "tin-cans" and escorts - - Barney, Dahlgren, Mullinix, McCloy, Damato, Leftwich, Mills - - mementos of heroes who went before us. And the others - - San Jose, San Diego, Los Angeles, St. Paul, Chicago - - named for our cities.
USS John Young, not named after a US Astronaut, named after a revolutionary war captain who lost two ships at sea! Not exactly inspiring, and my home for 4 years
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