The US Navy has decided to name a ship after a particular activist.
How will the seamen on this vessel react to the name?
And the United States Navy is doing just that, taking a stand for LGBTQ sailors by naming its next ship for slain San Francisco politician and gay rights activist Harvey Milk.
Milk served in the Navy and came from a Navy family. He was commissioned in the service in 1951. Milk served as a diving officer in San Diego during the Korean War on the submarine rescue ship Kittiwake until 1955. Milk was honorably discharged from the service as a lieutenant junior grade.
Navy Secretary Ray Mabus, indicated in a July 14 memo he intended to name a planned Military Sealift Command fleet oiler the USNS Harvey Milk (T-AO-206).
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