Originally Posted by Bob Hafler
*** 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