Navy to Use Pearl Harbor Names for Newest Submarines
The US Navy is set to name its newest submarines for two of the most famous vessels from the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941:
Acting Secretary of the Navy Thomas B. Modly [said]:
“I am honored and humbled to name the next two Virginia-class nuclear fast-attack submarines to be built as the USS Oklahoma (SSN-802) and the USS Arizona (SSN-803). It is my fondest wish that the citizens of the great states of Arizona and Oklahoma will understand and celebrate our Navy’s desire to memorialize the 1,177 heroes who perished in USS Arizona (BB-39) and the 429 more in USS Oklahoma (BB-37) in Pearl Harbor, on Dec. 7, 1941.”
Naming vessels for such a historical and national points of pain and pride is vastly superior to naming them for people’s sexualities and socialist politics — which is what the Navy did under President Obama.
The Department of Defense is run by a civilian political appointee of the President. Consider that when you vote this year.